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The herds shot round the world : native breeds and the British empire, 1800-1900 / Rebecca J.H. Woods.

Author/creator Woods, Rebecca J. H. author.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [2017]
Descriptionpages cm.
Subject(s)
Series Flows, migrations, and exchanges
Flows, migrations, and exchanges. ^A1347336
Contents A breed in any other place -- Much ado about mutton -- The first breed of cattle -- Native colonials -- A universal type -- The return of the native breed.
Abstract "As Britain industrialized in the early nineteenth century, animal breeders faced the need to convert livestock into products while maintaining the distinctive character of their breeds. Thus they transformed cattle and sheep adapted to regional environments into bulky, quick-fattening beasts. Exploring the environmental and economic ramifications of imperial expansion on colonial environments and production practices, Rebecca J. H. Woods traces how global physiological and ecological diversity eroded under the technological, economic, and cultural system that grew up around the production of livestock by the British Empire. Attending to the relationship between type and place and what it means to call a particular breed of livestock 'native,' Woods highlights the inherent tension between consumer expectations in the metropole and the ecological reality at the periphery."-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
LCCN 2017019373
ISBN9781469634654 (cloth : alk. paper)
ISBN1469634651 (cloth : alk. paper)
ISBN9781469634661 (pbk : alk. paper)
ISBN146963466X (pbk : alk. paper)

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