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Beef: How Milk, Meat and Muscle Shaped the World

Beef: How Milk, Meat and Muscle Shaped the World (Hardback)

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Since the beginning of human history, cattle have been central to our existence, not only as a source of food and labour but also as an inspiration for art, warfare and religion. In "Beef", an exuberant, panoramic view of the cow's rich history, Andrew Rimas and Evan Fraser tell the surprising story of our relationship with an animal that we have worked alongside, consumed and even worshipped for thousands of years. Rimas and Fraser examine the bovine legacy in its entirety, from breeding to braising, from hunting to worshipping, from ancient Mediterranean bullfighting rings to the rugged pastures of eighteenth-century England. Seasoned with anecdotes and recipes from across the globe, this entertaining tale serves not only as a compelling story but also as an indictment of the perilous state of beef production in Europe and the US - a situation closer to a health and economic emergency than most would like to believe. Readers will never look at a steak the same way again.

Natural World & The EnvironmentThe natural world, country life & petsFarm & working animals Publisher: Mainstream Publishing Publication Date: 05/02/2009 ISBN-13: 9781845964382  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Andrew Rimas is the managing editor of The Improper Bostonian Magazine. His work has appeared in numerous publications, including the Boston Globe magazine, Boston Magazine and Fodor's guidebooks. Evan D.G. Fraser is a senior lecturer at the Sustainability Research Institute, School of Earth and Environment, University of Leeds. He works on farming systems, agriculture and climate change.

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