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Goats

 

Category: Science: Technology: Animals

Grade Level: Grade school and col


Author:
Wilfrid S. Bronson

 

Copyright/published Year: 1959 by Harcourt, Brace

 

ISBN: 0152311092

 

Binding: hardcover


Here, in a comprehensive, practical, and extremely readable volume, an author-artist whose many nature books are favorites with children gives an absorbing account of goats--the countries from which they came originally, the merits and characteristics of the major breeds, the reasons why they are especially valuable to us, and the methods of raising them for pets or for profit. He describes the most scientific way to house, feed, and care for either a herd of goats or for a single goat. In addition to practical information on raising goats, Mr. Bronson gives fascinating background material about them and their place in history. The reader discovers, for instance, that traces of some of the early legends and superstitions about goats are still to be found in our language today. From Pan, the half-goat god of the ancient Greeks who had the mischievous habit of startling travelers in lonely places, comes our word ''panic.'' Then we learn that in pagan times communities would confess their sins annually to a goat, which was later allowed to escape to the wilderness, supposedly taking the sins with it; hence our word ''scapegoat.''

 


Condition Information

This is a used book.

Good condition.

 

Condition Description

1959 hardcover. No jacket. School stamp on inside covers. Library markings on title & copyright pages. Rest of text is clean and unmarked. heavy Wear to bottoms of covers.


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