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Author Lawler, Andrew, author.

Title Why did the chicken cross the world? : the epic saga of the bird that powers civilization / Andrew Lawler.

Publication Info. New York : Atria Books, [2014]


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 DeKalb PL Adult Non-Fiction - DKLY-12  636.5 LAW    AVAILABLE
 Nippersink PLD Adult Non-Fiction - NPLY-11  636.5009 LAW    AVAILABLE
 North Suburban PLD Loves Park Adult Non-Fiction - NSLY-11  636.5 LAW    AVAILABLE
 Three Rivers PL - Channahon Adult Non Fiction - TRBB-2  636.5 LAW    AVAILABLE
 Woodstock PL Adult Non-Fiction - WOLY-11  636.5 LAW    AVAILABLE
Edition First Atria Books hardcover edition.
Description ix, 324 pages ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Note "December 2014"--Title page verso.
Summary "Throughout the history of civilization, humans have embraced it in every form imaginable--as a messenger of the gods, powerful sex symbol, gambling aid, emblem of resurrection, all-purpose medicine, handy research tool, inspiration for bravery, epitome of evil, and, of course, as the star of the world's most famous joke. In [this book], science writer Andrew Lawler takes us on an adventure from prehistory to the modern era with a fascinating account of the partnership between human and chicken--the most successful of all cross-species relationships"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-311) and index.
Contents 1. Nature's Mr. Potato Head -- 2. The carnelian beard -- 3. The healing clutch -- 4. Essential gear -- 5. Thrilla in Manila -- 6. Giants upon the scene -- 7. The harlequin's sword -- 8. The little king -- 9. Feeding Babalu -- 10. Sweater girls of the barnyard -- 11. Gallus archipelago -- 12. The intuitive physicist -- 13. A last cause.
Subject Chickens -- History.
Civilization -- History.
Animals and civilization -- History.
Human-animal relationships -- History.
HISTORY -- World.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Agriculture & Food.
NATURE -- Animals -- Birds.
Animals and civilization. (OCoLC)fst00809565
Chickens. (OCoLC)fst00854094
Civilization. (OCoLC)fst00862898
Human-animal relationships. (OCoLC)fst00963482
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
ISBN 9781476729893 (hardback)
1476729891 (hardback)

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