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Farmers needed oxen to pull plows, which were needed in turn to penetrate the
hard- packed soils found throughout much of northern India. In fact, it was the use
of ox-drawn plows to break the plains bordering the Ganges River that started ...
But nowadays isn't it terribly inefficient to use oxen instead of tractors to pull
plows? Not at all. Virtually every study that has ever been carried out to
determine the relative efficiency of tractors versus oxen shows that the animals
are more ...
Already in medieval times the epoch of the war-horse was giving way to the
epoch of the plow horse. All across northern Europe, wealthy farmers were
learning how to exploit the heavier, more powerful breeds which had been
developed to ...
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Good to eat: riddles of food and cultureUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Why are the world's food habits or "foodways,'' as Harris refers to them, so diverse? In this scholarly yet fast-paced and very readable work, anthropologist Harris argues that "major differences in ... Read full review
ONe Good to Think or Good to Eat? I3
three The Riddle of the Sacred Cow
FOUR The Abominable Pig
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