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Author Clutton-Brock, Juliet.

Title A natural history of domesticated mammals / Juliet Clutton-Brock.

Published Cambridge, U.K. : Cambridge University Press, 1999.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  636.009 CLUT    AVAILABLE
Edition 2nd ed.
Physical description viii, 238 pages : illustrations (some colour), maps ; 26 cm
Notes Previous ed.: published as Domesticated animals from early times. London : Heinemann, 1981.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 1. The meat supply of hunter-gatherers -- Sect. I. Animal partners. 2. The process of domestication. 3. Selective breeding and the definition of a breed. 4. Dogs. 5. The origins of domestic livestock - why bother to farm? 6. Sheep and goats. 7. Cattle. 8. Pigs. 9. Horses. 10. Asses, mules, and hinnies -- Sect. II. Exploited captives. 11. Cats. 12. Elephants. 13. Camels and llamas. 14. Reindeer. 15. Asiatic cattle, excluding the zebu -- Sect. III. Small mammals. 16. The rabbit and the ferret. 17. Rodents and carnivores exploited for food and fur -- Sect. IV. Experimental domestication and ranching, past and present. 18. The cheetah, aquatic mammals, deer, and bovids -- Conclusions: The geography of domestication -- App. I. Nomenclature of the domestic mammals -- App. II. Climatic sequences and archaeological divisions of the Quaternary Period.
Summary "Humans have manipulated and changed the ways of life of other mammals for thousands of years. This new edition of A Natural History of Domesticated Mammals explores the progress that has been made in understanding the origins of domestication and its spread, both biologically and culturally, across the world. The archaeological evidence for the earliest dating of domestication of each species is included, reflecting the recent expansion in such studies."--BOOK JACKET.
Other author Clutton-Brock, Juliet. Domesticated animals from early times.
Natural History Museum (London, England)
Subject Domestic animals -- History.
Domestication -- History.
ISBN 0521632471 (cased) No price
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