Beyond Beef: The Rise and Fall of the Cattle Culture

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Dutton, 1992 - Beef - 353 pages
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Taking us from ancient Sumer to the Dickensian disassembly lines of Chicago's stockyards, Jeremy Rifkin interweaves anthropology, sociology, economics and ecology in a brilliant and scathing examination and indictment of the cattle culture that has come to shape and warp our world. He cuts through the myth of the cowboy to illumine the international intrigue, political giveaways and sheer avarice that transformed the great American frontier into a huge cattle breeding ground.

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Review: Beyond Beef: The Rise and Fall of the Cattle Culture

User Review  - Joan - Goodreads

I was disappointed - I thought it would be balanced. He is TOTALLY against anything beef. He does not go into small farms or home farmers - he never mentions the grass-fed trend or home farmers (which ... Read full review

Review: Beyond Beef: The Rise and Fall of the Cattle Culture

User Review  - Brian - Goodreads

I thoroughly enjoyed this book, although, I have to say, it strayed dangerously near the paranoid conspiracy theory cliff. Read full review

Contents

Introduction
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Part OneCattle and the Making of Western Civilization
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Sacrifice to Slaughter
9
Copyright

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Jeremy Rifkin is the bestselling author of "The Biotech Century," "The Age of Access," and "The Hydrogen Economy," A fellow at the Wharton School's Executive Education Program, he is the president of The Foundation on Economic Trends in Washington, D.C.

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