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Description for Chicken Paperback. Chicken provides insight into the astonishing world of the chicken and contains many intriguing facts, including why the largest predator ever to walk the earth is considered the ancestor of the modern chicken and how mother hens communicate with their chicks while they're still in the egg. Series: Animal. Num Pages: 216 pages, 72 colour illustrations, 103 black & white illustrations. BIC Classification: JFFZ; WNCB; WNF. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 190 x 137 x 15. Weight in Grams: 370.
No creature has been subject to such extremes of reverence and exploitation as the chicken. Hens have been venerated as cosmic creators and roosters as solar divinities. Many cultures have found the mysteries of birth, healing, death and resurrection encapsulated in the hen's egg. Yet today, most of us have nothing to do with chickens as living beings, although billions are consumed around the world every year. In Chicken Annie Potts introduces us to the vivid and astonishing world of Gallus gallus. The book traces the evolution of jungle fowl and the domestication of chickens by humans. It describes the ... Read more

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Reaktion Books United Kingdom
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About Annie Potts
Annie Potts is an Associate Professor and Co-Director of the New Zealand Centre for Human-Animal Studies, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand.

Reviews for Chicken
'In this brilliant book, Potts challenges us to see chickens as creatures who think and feel in complex ways all of their own ... This series notably mixes historical and cross-cultural research with gorgeous illustrations; Chicken is no exception.' - TLS 'This tasty book also chases the chicken through literature, film, painting (Magritte's hilariously sad chicken staring at an egg ... Read more

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