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By Joy Hinson

ISBN-10: 1780233388

ISBN-13: 9781780233383

Adaptable, resilient, but frequently missed, the goat – also known as the ‘poor man’s cow’ – is located in approximately all the pieces of the realm the place people dwell. yet our courting with this unusual but regularly occurring animal is oddly ambivalent. In Goat, pleasure Hinson explores the explanations in the back of this unease, from our interplay with the endangered wild goat species of distant mountainous areas to the extra favourite farmyard goat.
This publication strains the background of the animal, relocating from its evolution via its domestication and worldwide unfold to the position of goats within the glossy global. It considers particularly the damage performed through the indiscriminate uploading of tamed goats, which shaped large feral populations at the Galápagos Islands and Australia, for instance. It considers where of goat items in either the culinary and clinical traditions of the realm, from the time of Pliny the Elder, who suggested pouring goat urine into the ear as a healing for neck ache, to using a bezoar stone as an antidote to poison. Goat additionally explores the connections among goats and wrongdoing and questions even if the goat rather merits its popularity for promiscuity and lasciviousness.
Across the globe goats are a part of our tradition, artwork and culture: from goat fairs within the U.S. to the Christmas Goat in Sweden. an exhilarating new addition to Reaktion’s Animal sequence, Goat provides readers with this usually overlooked animal’s interesting historical past, lifestyles and function in today’s world.

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