Cattle: An Informal Social History

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Ivan R. Dee, 2001 - History - 321 pages
Describes the impact of science, technology and economics on cattle, and how they in turn have influenced human history.Shows how cattle have been worshipped in some cultures and become a symbol of pastoral freedom in others; what links them to women and the family; how the beef and dairy industries developed in Europe and the New World; how the cattle cultures helped settle North America; how meat became industrialized and margarine appeared as the first plastic food; and how science today continues to transform the lives of cattle and their connection to human beings -- Back cover.

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Cattle were first domesticated by humans thousands of years ago. They are not native to the Americas, however, and did not reach the New World until their introduction by Spanish explorers. The impact ... Read full review


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