By Annie Potts
No creature has been topic to such extremes of reverence and exploitation because the bird. Hens were honored as cosmic creators and roosters as sunlight divinities. Many cultures have stumbled on the mysteries of start, therapeutic, loss of life and resurrection encapsulated within the hen's egg. but this present day, so much folks don't have anything to do with chickens as residing beings, even if billions are fed on all over the world each year.
In Chicken Annie Potts introduces us to the shiny and magnificent global of Gallus gallus. The ebook lines the evolution of jungle chicken and the domestication of chickens by way of people. It describes the ways that chickens event the area, shape households and friendships, speak with one another, play, bond, and grieve. Chicken explores cultural practices like egg-rolling, the cockfight, alectromancy, wishbone-pulling and the chicken-swinging ritual of Kapparot; discovers depictions of chickenhood in historical and glossy artwork, literature and picture; and in addition showcases extraordinary supernatural chickens from around the globe together with the Basilisk, Kikimora and Pollio Maligno. Chicken concludes with a close research of where of chickens on this planet this day, and a tribute to those that teach and recommend on behalf of those birds.
Numerous appealing illustrations exhibit the various faces (and feathers and combs and tails) of Gallus, from wild roosters within the jungles of Southeast Asia to quirky Naked-Necks and majestic Malays. There are chickens painted by means of Chagall and Magritte, chickens made up of hair-rollers, and chickens formed like mountains. The reader of Chicken will come upon a large number of exciting proof and ideas, together with why the most important predator ever to stroll the earth is taken into account the ancestor of the fashionable poultry, how mom hens converse with their chicks whereas they're nonetheless within the egg, why Charlie Chaplin's masterpiece required him to play a fowl, no matter if it's secure to take eggs on a sea-voyage, and the way "chicken therapy" can rejuvenate us all. This booklet will fascinate these already accustomed to and dedicated to the Gallus species, and it'll open up an entire new gallinaceous international for destiny admirers of the clever and passionate chicken.
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