Book Review: Mason’s World Encyclopedia of Livestock Breeds and Breeding

Francesco Vizzarri


In this new book, Mason’s World Encyclopedia of Livestock Breeds and Breeding, Valerie Porter, Lawrence Alderson, Stephen J. G. Hall and D. Phillip Sponenberg present us a unique, comprehensive and fully cross-referenced guide to findings, evidences and reports on domestication (including wild ancestors and related species), potential domesticants, genetics and breeding, as well as cultural and social aspects of livestock farming, genetic conservation and the use of livestock for conservation grazing. Read this book review by Francesco Vizzarri to find out more about this book.

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