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A Cow's Life: The Surprising History of Cattle, and How the Black Angus Came to Be Home on the Range

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A bovine tour de force

Millions of people, from nature lovers to collectors of cow memorabilia, are enamored of cows, yet few have any inkling of the fascinating history of, arguably, the animal most crucial to the survival and advancement of human civilization. Our close relationship with cows goes back eight thousand years, to the revolutionary advent of domestication in
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Hardcover, 256 pages
Published October 1st 2004 by Walker Books
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Painting
Dec 23, 2008 rated it really liked it
I read because I was curious about why I've been seeing so many small groups of Black Angus cattle in my area but it didn't directly satisfy my curiosity regarding this trend where I live. I suppose that popularity of Aberdeen-Angus cattle here is in part due to the disappearance of family-run dairy farms and, according to this book, it is possible that Angus cattle are being bred with other varieties of cattle in the U. S. for the many desired physical characteristics and for genetic vigor. The ...more
Susan Reed
Sep 29, 2015 rated it it was ok
fair, rambling, disjointed at times
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There were many parts of the book that I found interesting, but the writing was somewhat uneven.
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