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Lesser Beasts A Snout-To-Tail History of the Humble Pig

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ISBN-10: 0465052746

ISBN-13: 9780465052745

Edition: 2015

Authors: Mark Essig

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Unlike other livestock, which pull plows, give eggs or milk, or grow wool, a pig produces only one thing: more pigs. Incredibly efficient at converting almost any organic matter into nourishing, delectable meat, swine are nothing short of a gastronomic godsend. As historian of science Mark Essig shows in Lesser Beasts, pork has been a crucial staple of the human diet since ancient times. Yet the very qualities that make pigs so essential—their intelligence, hardiness, and omnivorousness—have also led people throughout history to demonize them as craven, opportunistic, and unclean. Today’s inhumane system of factory farming, Essig explains, is only the latest instance of people taking pigs…    
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Book details

List price: $45.00
Copyright year: 2015
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 5/5/2015
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 320
Size: 8.39" wide x 5.98" long x 1.10" tall
Weight: 0.924
Language: English