Why Did the Chicken Cross the World?

Why Did the Chicken Cross the World?

The Epic Saga of the Bird That Powers Civilization

Book - 2014 | First Atria Books hardcover edition.
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Publisher: New York : Atria Books, 2014.
Edition: First Atria Books hardcover edition.
ISBN: 9781476729893
Branch Call Number: 636.5009 Law
Characteristics: ix, 324 pages


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ChristchurchLib Feb 10, 2015

At any given moment on planet Earth, chickens outnumber humans three to one. And if we ever colonize other worlds, they'll probably accompany us there (they are biologically better equipped for space travel). Gallus gallus domesticus, the domesticated version of the red jungle fowl, can be found on nearly every continent (except Antarctica) and in all countries but one (Vatican City). But how exactly did this skittish South Asian bird conquer the world? To find out, be sure to read this fascinating book. Nature and Science newsletter February 2015.

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