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The Resource Why did the chicken cross the world? : the epic saga of the bird that powers civilization, Andrew Lawler

Why did the chicken cross the world? : the epic saga of the bird that powers civilization, Andrew Lawler

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Why did the chicken cross the world? : the epic saga of the bird that powers civilization
Title
Why did the chicken cross the world?
Title remainder
the epic saga of the bird that powers civilization
Statement of responsibility
Andrew Lawler
Title variation
Epic saga of the bird that powers civilization
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Language
eng
Summary
"Beginning in the jungles of Southeast Asia, trekking through the Middle East, traversing the Pacific, Lawler discovers the secrets behind the chicken's transformation from a shy, wild bird into an animal of astonishing versatility, capable of serving our species' changing needs. Across the ages, it has been an all-purpose medicine, sex symbol, gambling aid, inspiration for bravery, and of course, the star of the world's most famous joke. Only recently has it become humanity's most important single source of protein. Most surprisingly, the chicken--more than the horse, cow , or dog-- has been a remarkable constant in the sperad of civilization across the globe"--Page 4 of cover
Summary
In a combination of historical sleuthing and journalistic exploration on four continents, a renowned science writer takes readers on an adventure from prehistory to the modern era that follows the animal most crucial to the spread of civilization across the globe—the chicken
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10389402
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YDXCP
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Lawler, Andrew
Dewey number
636.5009
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Chickens
  • Chickens
  • Civilization
  • Animals and civilization
  • Human-animal relationships
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adult
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the epic saga of the bird that powers civilization
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Why did the chicken cross the world? : the epic saga of the bird that powers civilization, Andrew Lawler
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-309) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Nature's Mr. Potato Head -- The carnelian beard -- The healing clutch -- Essential gear -- Thrilla in Manila -- Giants upon the scene -- The harlequin's sword -- The little king -- Feeding Babalu -- Sweater girls of the barnyard -- Gallus archipelago -- The intuitive physicist -- A last cause
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ocn913303520
Edition
First Atria paperback edition.
Isbn
9781476729909
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)913303520
Label
Why did the chicken cross the world? : the epic saga of the bird that powers civilization, Andrew Lawler
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-309) and 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
Nature's Mr. Potato Head -- The carnelian beard -- The healing clutch -- Essential gear -- Thrilla in Manila -- Giants upon the scene -- The harlequin's sword -- The little king -- Feeding Babalu -- Sweater girls of the barnyard -- Gallus archipelago -- The intuitive physicist -- A last cause
Control code
ocn913303520
Edition
First Atria paperback edition.
Isbn
9781476729909
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)913303520

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