The Resource Chickens: : their natural and unnatural histories, Janet Lembke, (electronic resource)

Chickens: : their natural and unnatural histories, Janet Lembke, (electronic resource)

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Chickens: : their natural and unnatural histories
Title
Chickens:
Title remainder
their natural and unnatural histories
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Janet Lembke
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Language
eng
Summary
Framed by the author's personal experience with backyard hens, Chickens: Their Natural and Unnatural Histories explores the history of the chicken from its descent from the dinosaurs to the space-age present. En route, Lembke surveys chickens in ancient Greece, the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, the nineteenth century, and modern times, including the role of chickens in Jewish and Muslim practices. She also investigates the birds' contributions to science and their jaunty appearances in literature. Eggs receive a chapter of their own, as does chicken cuisine, comprising recipes from the Roman Empire to today's favorites. Stories about chickens appear, too, often written by those who keep them, including the painter Grandma Moses, the man who holds Cleveland's Farm Animal Permit No. 17, and Brenda, who had to give her young roosters a talking-to for behaving like sheep. Chickens have only recently come to a sorry pass in the Western world, where broilers and laying hens are factory-farmed. Lembke investigates the fate of such birds and explores the sustainable, humane alternatives to raising birds for meat and eggs. A celebration of the chicken in its every aspect, Chickens is sure to delight the chicken fancier, the backyard chicken keeper, and everyone concerned about where our food comes from and how we can treat animals more compassionately
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Midwest
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Lembke, Janet
Dewey number
636.5
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no index present
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non fiction
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dictionaries
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adult
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Chickens: : their natural and unnatural histories, Janet Lembke, (electronic resource)
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https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11829026
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multicolored
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MWT11829026
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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MWT11829026
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remote
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11829026
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Chickens: : their natural and unnatural histories, Janet Lembke, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11829026
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11829026
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Publisher number
MWT11829026
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11829026
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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