The Chicken Book

The Chicken Book

Book - 2000
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Liberating today's chicken from cartoons, fast food, and other demeaning associations, The Chicken Book at once celebrates and explains this noble fowl. As it traces the rise and fall of Gallus domesticus from the jungles of ancient India to the assembly-line hatcheries sprawled across modern America, this original, frequently astounding book passes along a trove of knowledge and lore about everything from the chicken's biology and behavior to its place in legend and mythology. The book includes lively discussions of the chicken's role in literature and history, the cruel attractions of cockfighting, the medicinal uses of eggs and chicken parts, the details of the egg-laying process, the basics of the backyard coop, recipes, and much more. Entertaining and insightful, The Chicken Book will change the way we regard this too often underappreciated animal.
Publisher: Athens : University of Georgia Press, 2000, c1975.
ISBN: 9780820322131
082032213X
Branch Call Number: 636.5 Smit DARLIN 18.95
Characteristics: x, 380 p. ; 23 cm.
Additional Contributors: Daniel, Charles 1933-

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