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The Resource The chicken : a natural history, general editor, Dr. Joseph Barber ; Joseph Barber with Janet Daly [and three others]

The chicken : a natural history, general editor, Dr. Joseph Barber ; Joseph Barber with Janet Daly [and three others]

Label
The chicken : a natural history
Title
The chicken
Title remainder
a natural history
Statement of responsibility
general editor, Dr. Joseph Barber ; Joseph Barber with Janet Daly [and three others]
Contributor
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A comprehensive, richly illustrated celebration of the natural history of the chickenInherently social creatures, chickens are enjoying a renaissance as prized members of many households and small farms. From feathers and flock formation to imprinting and incubating, The Chicken provides a comprehensive, richly illustrated guide to understanding how chickens live, think, and act both alongside people and independently. Starting with the evolution of chickens nearly 10,000 years ago and their adaptations to life with humans, The Chicken also analyzes the anatomy and behavior of modern domesticated chickens and provides practical tips for helping these amazing birds thrive. Featuring a stunning gallery of breeds with detailed profiles, the book also includes a directory of the most striking examples of chickens that have elevated this species from backyard egg producers to prize-winning poultry. Provides an accessible, comprehensive, and richly illustrated look at the chickenFeatures a finely illustrated directory of forty popular breeds and their characteristics and care requirementsCovers the anatomy, physiology, and behavior of chickensOffers insights into the intelligence and distinctive thought processes of chickensIncludes "theory into practice" panels to help chicken keepers better understand their birds
Cataloging source
N$T
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Barber, Joseph
  • Daly, Janet
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Chickens
  • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING
  • SCIENCE
  • Chickens
Label
The chicken : a natural history, general editor, Dr. Joseph Barber ; Joseph Barber with Janet Daly [and three others]
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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
Contents
  • Cover; Copyright; Title; Contents; Introducing the Chicken; CHAPTER 1 Evolution & Domestication; Origins of the Domestic Chicken; The Chicken in History & Culture; The Changing Role of the Chicken; The Chicken of Tomorrow; CHAPTER 2 Anatomy & Biology; The Skeleton; Muscles; Heart & Circulation; Respiratory System; Digestive System; Male Reproductive System; Female Reproductive System; The Immune System; The Skin; Feathers; Wattles & Combs; Sensory System; Thermoregulation; Adaptations for Flight; CHAPTER 3 Behavior; Behavior of the Domestic Chicken; Evolution & Domestication
  • Behavioral Differences between the SexesFeeding & Drinking; Resting & Roosting; Maintaining Appearances; Avoiding Predators; Alarm Calls; Flock Formation; Aggression, Competition, & Alliances; Calling & Other Vocalizations; The Consequences of Mating; Nest Building & Egg Laying; Incubation; Behavior of Embryos; Hatching; Parental Behavior; Behavior of Chicks; Behavioral Role Models; Chickens Behaving Badly; CHAPTER 4 Intelligence & Learning; Intelligence & Learning; Inside the Brain; Lateralization & Vision; Imprinting & Learning; Cognitive Ability; The Effects of Domestication
  • Social LearningLiving in a Hierarchy; Food & Learning; Training; Understanding Chicken Preferences; Emotion & Welfare; CHAPTER 5 Breeds; Fancy Fowl & the Chicken Frenzy of the Nineteenth Century; Dual-Purpose Breeds; Game Breeds; Laying Breeds; Meat Breeds; Ornamental Breeds; True Bantam; The Evolution of Commercial Strains; Useful Resources; Breeds List; Author Biographies; Bibliography; Index; Acknowledgments
Control code
on1038260597
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780691184562
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
9780691182469
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv3dm8n1
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1038260597
Label
The chicken : a natural history, general editor, Dr. Joseph Barber ; Joseph Barber with Janet Daly [and three others]
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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
Contents
  • Cover; Copyright; Title; Contents; Introducing the Chicken; CHAPTER 1 Evolution & Domestication; Origins of the Domestic Chicken; The Chicken in History & Culture; The Changing Role of the Chicken; The Chicken of Tomorrow; CHAPTER 2 Anatomy & Biology; The Skeleton; Muscles; Heart & Circulation; Respiratory System; Digestive System; Male Reproductive System; Female Reproductive System; The Immune System; The Skin; Feathers; Wattles & Combs; Sensory System; Thermoregulation; Adaptations for Flight; CHAPTER 3 Behavior; Behavior of the Domestic Chicken; Evolution & Domestication
  • Behavioral Differences between the SexesFeeding & Drinking; Resting & Roosting; Maintaining Appearances; Avoiding Predators; Alarm Calls; Flock Formation; Aggression, Competition, & Alliances; Calling & Other Vocalizations; The Consequences of Mating; Nest Building & Egg Laying; Incubation; Behavior of Embryos; Hatching; Parental Behavior; Behavior of Chicks; Behavioral Role Models; Chickens Behaving Badly; CHAPTER 4 Intelligence & Learning; Intelligence & Learning; Inside the Brain; Lateralization & Vision; Imprinting & Learning; Cognitive Ability; The Effects of Domestication
  • Social LearningLiving in a Hierarchy; Food & Learning; Training; Understanding Chicken Preferences; Emotion & Welfare; CHAPTER 5 Breeds; Fancy Fowl & the Chicken Frenzy of the Nineteenth Century; Dual-Purpose Breeds; Game Breeds; Laying Breeds; Meat Breeds; Ornamental Breeds; True Bantam; The Evolution of Commercial Strains; Useful Resources; Breeds List; Author Biographies; Bibliography; Index; Acknowledgments
Control code
on1038260597
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780691184562
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
9780691182469
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv3dm8n1
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1038260597

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