By Hannah Velten
From the milk we drink within the morning, to the leather-based footwear we slip on for the day, to the steak we appreciate at dinner, our day-by-day lives are completely certain up with cows. but there's a way more advanced tale at the back of this possible benign creature, which Hannah Velten explores the following, plumbing the wealthy trove of delusion, truth, and legend surrounding those familar animals.
From the plowing box to the rodeo to the temple, Velten tracks the always altering social courting among guy and livestock, starting with the domestication of aurochs round 9000 BCE. From there, Cow launches right into a interesting tale of non secular fanaticism, medical exploits, and the commercial differences engendered by means of the alternate of the various items derived from the animal. She explores in enticing aspect how regardless of cattle's prominence at ends of a large spectrum: Hinduism venerates the cow as some of the most sacred contributors of the animal nation, whereas red meat is a prized staple of the yankee vitamin. suggestion frightening and informative, Cow restores this oft-overlooked animal to the the Aristocracy it richly merits.
Read Online or Download Cow (Animal) PDF
Best nature books
Dive headfirst into the technology in the back of sports----and arise a winner!
* have you puzzled if there's a mystery to preventing a football ball, why ice skates have steel blades, or how a ship can sail into the wind?
* do you want to benefit to stability like a gymnast, how one can increase your free-throw skill, or how one can swim like a shark?
* Are you trying to find intriguing principles in your subsequent technology reasonable project?
If you responded "Yes" to any of those questions, then activities technology is for you! From basketball to cycling to skiing and extra, you'll detect the technological know-how in the back of your whole favourite activities. Dozens of fun-filled actions assist you see for your self how a batter can hit a 90-mile-an-hour pitch, why a "spiral" is tips to throw a soccer, how the outside of a ball impacts its jump, and masses, even more. all the tasks are secure and simple to do, and all you would like is daily stuff from round the apartment. So make the leap and prepare for activities technological know-how enjoyable!
No creature has been topic to such extremes of reverence and exploitation because the poultry. Hens were honored as cosmic creators and roosters as sunlight divinities. Many cultures have discovered the mysteries of delivery, therapeutic, dying and resurrection encapsulated within the hen's egg. but at the present time, so much people don't have anything to do with chickens as dwelling beings, even though billions are ate up all over the world each year.
Now with a brand new cheaper price and a brand new ISBN, the Kaufman box consultant to Mammals invitations nature fanatics to find North America's wild animals
This complete advisor treats each species of untamed mammal came upon north of the Mexican border, from squirrels and chipmunks to grizzly bears and jaguars in addition to these in offshore waters. greater than 1,200 photos were digitally edited to teach right sizes, comparative colours, and the sphere marks precious for identity within the wild.
With each one name within the distinct Kaufman box advisor sequence, Kenn Kaufman engages and educates naturalists of every age and talent degrees concerning the wonders of nature. In Mammals of North the United States, the structure has been designed for simple box use, with illustrations, maps, and textual content prepared part via facet. particular diversity maps express the place every one species is usual or infrequent. The authoritative textual content discusses the id of those animals and the basic proof approximately their habitats and behaviour. hundreds of thousands of illustrations convey tracks, dens, and different symptoms that we may perhaps become aware of even if the animals themselves are out of sight.
Excerpt from proof as to Man's position in NatureThe better a part of the substance of the subsequent Essays has already been released within the kind of Oral Discourses, addressed to largely various audiences, dur ing the earlier 3 years. concerning the PublisherForgotten Books publishes millions of infrequent and vintage books.
- Birdwatching With Your Eyes Closed: An Introduction to Birdsong
- Penguins: Close Encounters
- Disposer de la nature
- Search for the Golden Moon Bear: Science and Adventure in Pursuit of a New Species
Additional resources for Cow (Animal)
But, my pleasure was short-lived. After a couple more days, the scourge visited me in a big way. I awoke in the wee hours of predawn, my fingernails red with blood from clawing in my sleep at the itch in my ankles. Alone in my tent, the air temperature tepid but not In the Zone and on the Plantation 37 To view this image, please refer to the print version of this book. The 1977 tropical ecology trip to Panama. Front row (left to right): Hannah Suthers, Mary McKitrick, Mary Ellen Curtain, Cathy Bristow, Joan Aron, Bruce Beehler.
I would hear instead the riffle of water from a nearby stream, or a light breeze rustling the canopy, or the musical wings of a flock of pigeons coursing over the forest. 7 During my sojourn in New Guinea, I had not experienced the special pleasure of a forest with monkeys in residence. Primates range the forests and woodlands of Africa, Latin America, and Asia, but have been halted in their global expansion by Weber’s Line, an ancient deep-water barrier just east of Sulawesi in the central Indonesian archipelago.
Still, in nearly thirty years I have seen this common species only five times in the wild. That typifies the cryptic nature of the forest mammals of New Guinea (as well as the general inability of ornithologists to find mammals). When I mentioned my mammal sighting to the two guides, they grew quite excited and not a little annoyed that I had not brought it to their attention immediately. They wanted the cuscus for an after-dinner snack. Everything edible in the forest is eaten by the local people.
Cow (Animal) by Hannah Velten