Domestication: The Decline of Environmental Appreciation (Paperback)

Domestication: The Decline of Environmental Appreciation By H. Hemmer (Editor), Neil Beckhaus (Translator) Cover Image
By H. Hemmer (Editor), Neil Beckhaus (Translator)
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A unified approach to the study of domestic animals is an important step in achieving a proper understanding of the nature of domestication. In this book, the author has successfully brought together data from many different fields. It emphasizes the importance of domestic animals to the development of human civilization and demonstrates how human control of domestication may result in the planned production of distinct kinds of domestic animals, bred specifically to improve food production, build up alternative methods of land use or provide new laboratory animals for use in scientific research. The text concentrates on the importance of changes in animal behavior to the process of domestication and describes how one of the characteristics of domesticated animals is a lack of the same kind of perception of their surrounding environment as is shown by wild animals. New results and ideas are presented and the book demonstrates how the practical application of a theoretical strategy for domestication resulted in the production of the first primitive, but truly domestic, fallow deer.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780521349802
ISBN-10: 052134980X
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication Date: August 22nd, 2005
Pages: 220
Language: English