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The Chicken Book

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Liberating today's chicken from cartoons, fast food, and other demeaning associations, The Chicken Book at once celebrates and explains this noble fowl. As it traces the rise and fall of Gallus domesticus from the jungles of ancient India to the assembly-line hatcheries sprawled across modern America, this original, frequently astounding book passes along a trove of knowle ...more
Paperback, 392 pages
Published April 27th 2000 by University of Georgia Press
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Richard Kendrick
Oct 02, 2015 Richard Kendrick rated it really liked it
The Chicken Book is marketed as a compendium of all things chicken lore and history. It really isn't a book on raising chickens, though it briefly touches that subject, as well as including some recipes for eating chickens and eggs.
This book covers everything from ancient writings about chickens, history, the chicken's role in religion, folklore and mythology, as well as developments in the chicken industry from its conception through the 1970s (when the book was written). The writing is very de
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Mar 28, 2009 Marybeth rated it really liked it
Outstanding-everything you want to know about chickens, today & in history. More about chickens than you ever knew there was to know!
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Charles Page Smith (September 6, 1917 – August 28, 1995), who was known by his middle name, was a U.S. historian, professor, author, and newspaper columnist.
A native of Baltimore, Maryland, Smith graduated with a B.A. degree from Dartmouth College in 1940. He then worked at Camp William James, a center for youth leadership training opened in 1940 by Eugen Rosenstock-Huessy, a Dartmouth College pro
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