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By: Julian Wiseman
185 pages, B/w photos, illus
Traces the development of the pig as an integral part of British agriculture and describes the remarkable changes that have taken place both in its breeding and in its husbandry.
'...charmingly illustrated with old engravings and new photographs...an elegantly produced summary of a complicated subject' - Juliet Clutton-Brock, TLS; '...a fine and well-told morality tale, whose basic message applies not only to pigs but to all livestock in all ages, the world over' - Colin Tudge, New Scientist; '...brings home to one what splendid creatures pigs are... and what a contribution they have made to good living and even to survival' - Lord Blake, Financial Times Books of the Year 1986
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