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Beef The Untold Story of How Milk, Meat and Muscle Shaped the World

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ISBN-10: 0061353841

ISBN-13: 9780061353840

Edition: 2008

Authors: Andrew Rimas, Evan Fraser

List price: $25.95
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The cow. The most industrious animal in the world. A beast central to human existence since time began, it has played a vital role in our history not only as a source of food, but also as a means of labor, an economic resource, an inspiration for art, and even as a religious icon. Prehistoric people painted it on cave walls; explorers, merchants, and landowners traded it as currency; many cultures worshipped it as a god. So how did it come to occupy the sorry state it does today-more factory product than animal?In Beef, Andrew Rimas and Evan D. G. Fraser answer that question, telling the story of cattle in its entirety. From the powerful auroch, a now extinct beast once revered as a…    
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Book details

List price: $25.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 9/30/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 256
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

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From Horn to Hoof (The Ecological and Evolutionary Origins of the Cow: Prehistory-8000 B. C.)
The Food of the Gods (The Origin of Religion: 8OOO B. C.-400 B. C.)
The Brown Bull of Ulster (Wealth and Honor: 400 B. C.-A. D. 1500)
The Cloven Hoof
Gene Pools and Paint Pots (The Birth of Modernity: The Sixteenth to Nineteenth Centuries)
Cattle Kings and Dairy Queens (The Industrialization of Food: The Nineteenth Century)
The $300 Sirloin (Cattle in the Twentieth and Twenty-first Centuries)
Epilogue
Acknowledgments
Endnotes
Index