THE GOAT: A NATURAL & CULTURAL HISTORY
Author: Sue Weaver
It may come as no surprise that goats are highly intelligent. They are also curious, gentle, independent, social, and full of character. Among the first domesticated animals, goats are increasingly appreciated today as pets and for their adaptability to various environmental conditions. The Goat is a comprehensive, illustrated exploration of this important animal's natural and cultural history.
With engaging text, infographics, diagrams, and 250 beautiful color photographs, the book offers a wealth of information and insights about the goat’s distinctive biology and place in human culture from ancient times to today. Chapters on Domestication, Anatomy & Biology, Society & Behavior, Goat Management, and Goats & People are followed by a visually stunning photographic directory of 48 popular breeds, with information about each. The Goat will enchant anyone with an interest in, or love for, these animals.
- Provides a comprehensive, illustrated introduction to the natural and cultural history of the goat
- Features clear and engaging text plus infographics, diagrams, and some 250 stunning color photographs
- Includes chapters on Domestication, Anatomy & Biology, Society & Behavior, Goat Management, and Goats & People, as well as a photographic directory of 48 popular breeds