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The Resource Leaving the wild : the unnatural history of dogs, cats, cows, and horses, Gavin Ehringer

Leaving the wild : the unnatural history of dogs, cats, cows, and horses, Gavin Ehringer

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Leaving the wild : the unnatural history of dogs, cats, cows, and horses
Title
Leaving the wild
Title remainder
the unnatural history of dogs, cats, cows, and horses
Statement of responsibility
Gavin Ehringer
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The domestication of animals changed the course of human history. But what about the animals who abandoned their wild existence in exchange for our care and protection? Domestication has proven to be a wildly successful survival strategy. But this success has not been without its drawbacks. A modern dairy cow's daily energy output equals that of a Tour de France rider. Feral cats overpopulate urban areas. And our methods of breeding horses and dogs have resulted in debilitating and sometimes lethal genetic diseases. But these problems and more can be addressed, if we have the will and the compassion. Human values and choices determine an animal's lot in life even before he or she is born. Just as a sculptor's hands shape clay, so human values shape our animal's for good and or ill. The little-examined, yet omnipresent act of breeding lies at the core of Gavin Ehringer's eye-opening book. You'll meet cows cloned from steaks, a Quarter horse stallion valued at $7.5 million, Chinese dogs that glow in the dark, and visit a Denver cat show featuring naked cats and other cuddly mutants. Is this what the animals bargained for all those millennia ago, when they first joined us by the fire?"--Amazon.com
Summary
Presents a thought-provoking and surprising exploration of the ever-evolving relationship between humans and domesticated animals
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10611509
Cataloging source
TOH
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ehringer, Gavin
Dewey number
636.009
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Domestic animals
  • Animal breeding
  • Human-animal relationships
  • Dogs
  • Cats
  • Cattle
  • Horses
  • Animal breeding
  • Cats
  • Cattle
  • Dogs
  • Domestic animals
  • Horses
  • Human-animal relationships
  • NATURE / Animals
  • PETS / Cats
  • PETS / Dogs
  • PETS / Horses
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the unnatural history of dogs, cats, cows, and horses
Label
Leaving the wild : the unnatural history of dogs, cats, cows, and horses, Gavin Ehringer
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Dogs -- A wolf among men -- The generic dog -- The first breeders -- England goes to the dogs -- A breed is born -- Pity the pit bull -- Let sleeping dogs lie -- 2. Cats -- Of mice and men (and cats) -- Cat cult culture -- Putting the evil in medieval -- Catching a break -- Life in the great indoors -- Alley cat blues -- Fancy cats -- 3. Cows -- The cheeseburger: a natural history -- Sex and the single cow -- Frankencattle? -- Three dairies, act one: the raw deal -- Three dairies, act two: cows in the machine -- Three dairies, act three: emerald pastures -- The moo-niverse --4. Horses -- Life on a horse ranch -- In the beginning -- Horses and humans -- When horsemen ruled the world -- Arabians, from breed to greed -- The all-American horse -- Conclusion -- A baker's dozen best practices of pet animal breeders
Control code
on1005090392
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Pegasus Books cloth edition.
Extent
xii, 356 pages
Isbn
9781681775562
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1005090392
Label
Leaving the wild : the unnatural history of dogs, cats, cows, and horses, Gavin Ehringer
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Dogs -- A wolf among men -- The generic dog -- The first breeders -- England goes to the dogs -- A breed is born -- Pity the pit bull -- Let sleeping dogs lie -- 2. Cats -- Of mice and men (and cats) -- Cat cult culture -- Putting the evil in medieval -- Catching a break -- Life in the great indoors -- Alley cat blues -- Fancy cats -- 3. Cows -- The cheeseburger: a natural history -- Sex and the single cow -- Frankencattle? -- Three dairies, act one: the raw deal -- Three dairies, act two: cows in the machine -- Three dairies, act three: emerald pastures -- The moo-niverse --4. Horses -- Life on a horse ranch -- In the beginning -- Horses and humans -- When horsemen ruled the world -- Arabians, from breed to greed -- The all-American horse -- Conclusion -- A baker's dozen best practices of pet animal breeders
Control code
on1005090392
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Pegasus Books cloth edition.
Extent
xii, 356 pages
Isbn
9781681775562
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1005090392

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