The Chicken Book

Front Cover
University of Georgia Press, 2000 - Nature - 380 pages
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.
 

What people are saying - Write a review

User Review - Flag as inappropriate

El huevo o la gallina primero la dinamica de gases, segundo la compresion, tercero la solidificacion, cuarto el sistema solar.

Contents

III
IV
V
VI
VII
VIII
IX
X
XIII
XIV
XV
XVI
XVII
XVIII
XIX
XX

XI
XII

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2000)

Page Smith (1917-1995) was a professor of history at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Charles Daniel is an emeritus research professor of biology at the University of California, Santa Cruz.

Bibliographic information