Art and Science in Breeding: Creating Better Chickens by Margaret Derry

By Margaret Derry

Chickens are actually the main scientifically engineered of cattle. How have the tools utilized by geneticists differed from these hired via family breeders over the years? Art and technology in Breeding details the connection among farm practices and agricultural genetics in bird breeding from 1850 to 1960.

Margaret E. Derry lines the heritage and association of chook breeding in North the USA, from craft techniques and breeding as an ‘art,’ to the conflicts that had emerged among conventional and medical tools by means of the Nineteen Forties. Derry assesses hyperlinks among the 'scientific' revolution of bird farming and the improvement of company breeding as a contemporary, foreign undefined. utilizing bird as a case learn for the broader narrative of agricultural genetics, Art and technological know-how in Breeding adds substantial wisdom to a speedily transforming into box of inquiry.

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