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Rare Breeds

Alderson Lawrence

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ISBN 10: 0747805113 / ISBN 13: 9780747805113
Published by Shire Pubns, United Kingdom, 2001
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Title: Rare Breeds

Publisher: Shire Pubns, United Kingdom

Publication Date: 2001

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:New

Book Type: Book

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A photographic celebration of the traditional farm animals of Great Britain and Europe, showing the animals in close-up and aiming to record their personalities as well as the novelty and beauty of the breed. The text gives the history of each breed, supplementing the photographs with anecdotal detail and clear explanations of the increasing importance of these rare breeds. Many of these animals were on the verge of extinction until a few years ago, when increasing doubts about the wisdom of modern intensive farming techniques led to a new renewed interest in the older breeds of farm animal.

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This pictorial sampler of rare and endangered livestock and poultry covers pigs, cattle, sheep, goats, horses, and chickens. About 70 different breeds are displayed in well over 100 photographs, with an emphasis on breeds originating in Great Britain and Europe. Many of the breeds shown will be unfamiliar to Americans, who will nevertheless recognize Berkshire hogs, Highland cattle, Clydesdale horses, and Langshan poultry, among other breeds featured. The text, by a recognized authority on the conservation of rare livestock breeds and founder and chair of Rare Breeds International, consists of a seven-page overview, plus lengthy captions to British animal photographer Dowling's many attractive color photographs. There is now a recognized need to save old and rare domestic breeds for the same reason we need to save wild animal species-to preserve genetic diversity. Recommended especially for public libraries but appropriate for any library collecting in this area.
William H. Wiese, Iowa State Univ. Lib., Ames
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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