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The Encyclopedia of Historic and Endangered Livestock and Poultry Breeds

By: Janet Vorwald Dohner

514 pages, 160 col plates, 80 b/w illus

Yale University Press

Hardback | Dec 2002 | #121642 | ISBN: 0300088809
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NHBS Price: £55.00 $67/€61 approx

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Features complete information on the history, characteristics, qualities, and traits of 138 endangered livestock breeds (goats, sheep, swine, cattle, horses, and other equines) and 53 poultry breeds (chickens, turkeys, ducks, geese), where these breeds may be seen today and the degree of rarity of each breed in the United States, United Kingdom and Canada.

A volume of impressive detail and sweeping scope. Ms. Dohner's book is a persuasive argument against the destruction of our agricultural genetic heritage. It is a welcome American companion to Alderson's The Chance to Survive and deserves the term 'encyclopaedic'. Hans Peter Jorgensen, Director, Agricultural Heritage Tourism Programmes "Dohner makes a valuable contribution to the argument that rare breeds of domestic farm animals are just as important to preserve as wild species." Lyle G. McNeal, founding director, Navajo Sheep Project

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Janet Vorwald Dohner is a librarian and researcher who has raised horses, goats, livestock dogs, and chickens, including the very rare Dominique and Delaware breeds, on her farm in Michigan.

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