The Chicken

A natural history

Dr. Joseph Barber

‘The Chicken’ is a timely, encyclopaedic, science-based study that offers a true understanding of the species, reclaiming it from its commercial status as a mere egg and meat provider. Topics include anatomy, development biology, ancestry, breeding and origins, and there is a comprehensive look at chicken behaviours.

The book’s final chapter is devoted to a beautiful visual study of the characteristics of particular breeds, providing quick-reference information on their origins, particulars and appearance.


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DR JOSEPH BARBER is Adjunct Assistant Professor at Hunter College, City University of New York, and Associate Director at the University of Pennsylvania.

  • 224 pages
  • h 235mm x w 196mm
  • hardback
  • full colour throughout
  • 56,000 words
  • Printed ISBN:978-1-908005-65-6

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