The Resource The herds shot round the world : native breeds and the British empire, 1800-1900, Rebecca J.H. Woods, (electronic resource)

The herds shot round the world : native breeds and the British empire, 1800-1900, Rebecca J.H. Woods, (electronic resource)

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The herds shot round the world : native breeds and the British empire, 1800-1900
Title
The herds shot round the world
Title remainder
native breeds and the British empire, 1800-1900
Statement of responsibility
Rebecca J.H. Woods
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Language
eng
Summary
As Britain industrialized in the early nineteenth century, animal breeders faced the need to convert livestock into products while maintaining the distinctive character of their breeds. Thus they transformed cattle and sheep adapted to regional environments into bulky, quick-fattening beasts. Exploring the environmental and economic ramifications of imperial expansion on colonial environments and production practices, Rebecca J. H. Woods traces how global physiological and ecological diversity eroded under the technological, economic, and cultural system that grew up around the production of livestock by the British Empire. Attending to the relationship between type and place and what it means to call a particular breed of livestock "native," Woods highlights the inherent tension between consumer expectations in the metropole and the ecological reality at the periphery. Based on extensive archival work in the United Kingdom, New Zealand, and Australia, this study illuminates the connections between the biological consequences and the politics of imperialism. In tracing both the national origins and imperial expansion of British breeds, Woods uncovers the processes that laid the foundation for our livestock industry today
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Midwest
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Woods, Rebecca J. H
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338.1/76082094109034
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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hoopla digital
Series statement
Flows, migrations, and exchanges
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  • Animal industry
  • Sheep breeds
  • Cattle breeds
  • Endemic animals
  • Electronic books
  • Great Britain
  • Industrial revolution
  • Agrobiodiversity
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adult
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The herds shot round the world : native breeds and the British empire, 1800-1900, Rebecca J.H. Woods, (electronic resource)
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https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/12050098
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MWT12050098
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1 online resource
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MWT12050098
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12050098
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
The herds shot round the world : native breeds and the British empire, 1800-1900, Rebecca J.H. Woods, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/12050098
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
MWT12050098
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT12050098
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12050098
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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