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Product Description: Over thousands of years, animal husbandry--coupled with natural selection--has given rise to a great diversity of livestock breeds. A major new reference work, Mason's World Encyclopedia of Livestock Breeds and Breeding describes breeds of livestock worldwide...read more

Hardcover:

9781845934668 | 1 edition (C A B Intl, April 8, 2016), cover price $950.00 | About this edition: Over thousands of years, animal husbandry--coupled with natural selection--has given rise to a great diversity of livestock breeds.

Livestock biodiversity is integral to our culture, history, environment, economy and, most importantly, our future. Thousands of livestock breeds, from relatively small genetic pools, have evolved over time to suit particular environments and farming systems. This is both the result of natural processes and of human needs for specialized livestock – as our knowledge of genetics continues to increase we achieve a greater understanding of how this biodiversity evolved. This book offers a detailed and comprehensive overview of livestock biodiversity. It explores the history behind it, shows how livestock biodiversity can be utilized as animal genetic resources through breed development and by crossbreeding, examines the state of world livestock biodiversity today, and emphasizes the importance of conserving and developing the biodiversity of livestock. Special consideration is given to: • How livestock biodiversity arose and is maintained in relation to human society • How it can be used in sustainable agricultural development • How it can be conserved for the benefit of present and future generations • Why conservation biologists, as well as agriculturists, should be involved in its protection

Hardcover:

9780632054992 | 1 edition (Blackwell Pub, December 27, 2004), cover price $197.95 | About this edition: Livestock biodiversity is integral to our culture, history, environment, economy and, most importantly, our future.

Miscellaneous:

9781405148092 | Blackwell Pub, April 15, 2008, cover price $154.99

Miscellaneous:

9780470995433 | Onl edition (John Wiley & Sons Inc, January 18, 2008), cover price $130.00

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Hardcover:

9780565010775 | British Museum of Natural, November 1, 1988, cover price $36.40

Paperback:

9780113100552 | The Stationery Office/Tso, September 1, 1996, cover price $35.00 | also contains Historia De Los Heterodoxos Espanoles Iv/history of the Spanish Heterodox IV

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