The Resource Cow: : a Bovine Biography

Cow: : a Bovine Biography

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Cow: : a Bovine Biography
Title
Cow:
Title remainder
a Bovine Biography
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
She is everywhere: as a vehicle for both farmers and advertisers, a subject for research scientists and poets, and ever-present in the form of lucky charms, children's toys, or simply as a tasty sandwich-filler. The female of the bovine species is revered as sacred or reviled as stupid, but one thing she never inspires is indifference. After more than ten thousand years living alongside us, she remains a beguiling mystery. Combining a myriad of richly entertaining anecdotes and an abundance of illuminating discoveries, Florian Werner presents the curious cultural history of that most intriguing of animals: the cow. Since evolving from the aurochs, an ungulate that grazed the Persian grasslands, the cow has embedded itself into virtually all aspects of our lives. Cow is the first book to look at the animal in its countless manifestations in cultures around the world. Werner examines cows' role in commerce as an early form of currency and their place on our plates and in our stomachs in the form of meat and dairy products. Florian Werner examines how cows are worshipped in some circles, such as in Hindu mythology, and abhorred in others, today being vilified as an agent of climate change. And he waxes philosophic about the significance of the cow's rumination and cud chewing, as well as her simple but meaningful moo. Combining thorough research with an accessible writing style, Florian Werner offers readers an eye-opening perspective on this commodified animal, whose existence is inextricably intertwined with ours and which we too often take for granted
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Midwest
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hoopla (Digital media service)
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Werner, Florian
Dewey number
636.2
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Grandin, Temple
  • Ecker, Doris
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Cows
Target audience
adult
Label
Cow: : a Bovine Biography
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Publication
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT11826238
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781553659808
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT11826238
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11826238
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Cow: : a Bovine Biography
Link
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT11826238
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781553659808
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT11826238
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11826238
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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