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Chicken Book

Chicken Book

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With each BZOOP of Two-Headed Chicken's universe-hopping Astrocap, the only thing to expect is the unexpected.

I recommend this book to poultry producers, veterinarians, animal production engineers and also to people that just have these animals has pets in their backyards. The result: a big book that pretty much covers the subject from Araucanas to Plymouths to Yokohamas; from the origins to cockfighting, folklore, modern chicken/egg 'factories,' and backyard chicken raising. This is a culinary world tour, with over 200 recipes using a vast array of flavours, and a chicken lover’s feast.

This tasty book also chases the chicken through literature, film, painting (Magrittes hilariously sad chicken staring at an egg in an eggcup) and national symbolism (especially French).

Nugget’s mission is to find the Earth’s most valuable resource and transport it back to Nurgle 7, and he needs Bertie’s help. Chicken explores cultural practices like egg-rolling, the cockfight, alectromancy, wishbone-pulling and the chicken-swinging ritual of Kapparot; discovers depictions of chickenhood in ancient and modern art, literature and film; and also showcases bizarre supernatural chickens from around the world including the Basilisk, Kikimora and Pollio Maligno. As is typical of Reaktions brilliant Animal series, the book boasts dozens of lavishly reproduced illustrations.A delightfully refreshing look at the backyard flock that transcends the basics of food, water, health, and shelter. I particularly enjoyed the chapter that describes the chickens social, emotional and cognitive intelligence, which elicits admiration and respect for this beautiful animal. At times amusing, essentially very serious, this engaging offbeat look at the chicken--as an estimable creature in itself and as a symbol of man's desensitization through technology--[is] a pro-chicken, pro-man Western omelette worth reading and pondering. As more and more people think about local and sustainable living, the trend towards keeping chickens and home-laid eggs seems more popular than ever.

Marion has been Editor of Connections, the John Lewis Partnership’s monthly magazine for its 15,000 retired Partners, since its launch in 2006. But the quiet fulfilment of keeping hens became his sanctuary, a tonic for mental and physical health, a connection with his family and the natural world. As it traces the rise and fall of Gallus domesticus, this astounding book passes along a trove of knowle.To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. All used books might have various degrees of writing, highliting and wear and tear and possibly be an ex-library with the usual stickers and stamps.



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