The Pig

A Natural History
Richard Lutwyche

Description

At any given time there are around one billion pigs in the world; that's one for every seven of us. And where would we be without them? Prolific, ubiquitous, smart, adaptable, able to turn garbage into good-quality protein just by eating it, pigs have been our companions since Neolithic days when they obligingly domesticated themselves, coming in out of the wild to truffle around our waste pits. And thanks to the recent genome mapping we now know that pig physiology is remarkably similar to our own.

The Pig: A Natural History covers evolution from prehistoric 'hell pig' to placid porker; anatomy, biology and behaviour; the pig's contribution to our lives; and the high profile of this remarkable beast in popular culture.

Details

  • Format
    Hardback
  • Pages
    224
  • Size
    235 x 195mm
  • Publisher
    Ivy Press
  • ISBN
    9781782406174
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Stock Code
190723
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