An Annotated Bibliography of the Origin and Descent of Domestic Mammals 1900-1955
Publisher: Chicago Natural History Museum
143 pages with indexes. Royal octavo (9 1/4" x 6 1/4" issued in wrappers. Foreword by Paul S Martin. Fieldiana: Anthropology volume 54, number 1. 1st edition.
In the growth of cultures, as Kroeber has pointed out, there are some basic factors that have profoundly influenced many societies. One of these fundamental elements has to do with farming and stock raising. The taming of animals for man's use and pleasure constituted a revolutionizing innovation that enormously raised his subsistence level. Furthermore, by the process of domestication, man brought under control some of the natural forces about him. In effect, he created an artificial animal environment and by thus controlling his environment he assured himself of a more stable food supply and great source of protein. Since the subject of this paper has always been of great importance to anthropologists and since the literature is difficult to find, this is a welcome addition to the literature.
Some age darkening to wrappers at edges, corners bumped, spine sunned else a better than very good copy.
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