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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 ...
No other creature had the versatility, stamina, and efficiency of India's zebu cattle.
To enter the contest for animal mother of India, a domestic species had to be at
least big and strong enough to pull the plow. This immediately eliminates goats, ...
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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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