Cow: A Bovine Biography

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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 re...

Paperback: 240 pages
Publisher: Greystone Books (February 21, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1553655818
ISBN-13: 978-1553655817
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.8 x 8.5 inches
Amazon Rank: 2180131
Format: PDF ePub Text djvu ebook

A must read for avid readers that are looking for a jewel with an epic ending. I wish it was longer. ebook Cow: A Bovine Biography Pdf. I'm not sure this even needed an editor as much as for the author to read it over again, and use a red pencil, maybe do a second draft. So now she has plans to spend an indefinite amount of time in Las Vegas with her friend Izzy and both are determined to find rich men to marry. His book is great for reference, but perhaps not for pleasure reading. But if just one volume is to be consulted, this would be a good starting place indeed. I finished Cold Terror in less than a week. For me the best part of the book is when our heroine enters the soundstage and is pulled into the world of old-time movies. Meantime the only really critical edition of the poem, the learned and elaborate work of Merkel, had appeared, and I have thus been enabled to give a better text. Not explained well in description. The things that happen in this series still shock me.
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uiling 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.