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The Resource Cow, Hannah Velten

Cow, Hannah Velten

Label
Cow
Title
Cow
Statement of responsibility
Hannah Velten
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In Cow, Hannah Velten unravels the complex story of the cow, bull, and ox, and the ever-changing social relationship between humans and cattle. Her account ranges from the oxen-plowed fields of the ancient Near East to India's temples, and from Spain's bull-rings to American rodeos and cattle drives." "Early civilization regarded cattle as their chief wealth, for in addition to supplying brute strength for the plow, they provided meat, milk, cheese, butter, leather, horn and other valuable commodities. Cults and mythologies developed that deified cows and bulls in cultures as various as those of early Egypt, Greece, and India. But today, while Hinduism continues to venerate the cow as one of the most sacred members of the animal kingdom, in the West, where beef is a prized diet staple, cattle are seen as little more than a commodity involving a production process. By exploring their purpose, meaning and fate in mythology, folklore, farming, bloodsports and art, Hannah Velten restores to these oft-overlooked creatures something of the respect they deserve."--Jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
UKM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Velten, Hannah
Dewey number
636.2
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
SF197
LC item number
.V46 2007
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
SF197
NAL item number
.V45 2007
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Animal series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cattle
  • Cattle
  • Animals and civilization
  • Human-animal relationships
  • Cattle
  • Cattle
  • Cattle in art
  • Cattle in literature
  • Domestication
  • Cattle
  • Cattle
  • Animals and civilization
  • Human-animal relationships
Label
Cow, Hannah Velten
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: reintroducing the cow, bull and ox -- Wild ox to domesticates -- Bull-gods, bull-kings -- Cow mysticism and a rural idyll -- Toiling the fields and a 'cattle complex' -- Cattle stars and romantic associations -- Poor cow: pushing the boundaries -- Epilogue: out of sight, out of mind? -- Timeline
Control code
85692085
Dimensions
19 cm
Extent
208 pages
Isbn
9781861893260
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2008371983
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)85692085
Label
Cow, Hannah Velten
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: reintroducing the cow, bull and ox -- Wild ox to domesticates -- Bull-gods, bull-kings -- Cow mysticism and a rural idyll -- Toiling the fields and a 'cattle complex' -- Cattle stars and romantic associations -- Poor cow: pushing the boundaries -- Epilogue: out of sight, out of mind? -- Timeline
Control code
85692085
Dimensions
19 cm
Extent
208 pages
Isbn
9781861893260
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2008371983
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)85692085

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