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She is in every single place: as a automobile for either farmers and advertisers, a topic for examine scientists and poets, and ever-present within the kind of fortunate charms, kid's toys, or just as a delectable sandwich-filler. the feminine of the bovine species is respected as sacred or reviled as silly, yet something she by no means conjures up is indifference. After greater than 10000 years dwelling along us, she continues to be a beguiling secret. Combining a myriad of richly pleasing anecdotes and an abundance of illuminating discoveries, Florian Werner offers the curious cultural background of that almost all fascinating of animals: the cow.

Since evolving from the aurochs, an ungulate that grazed the Persian grasslands, the cow has embedded itself into nearly all facets of our lives. Cow is the 1st e-book to examine the animal in its numerous manifestations in cultures all over the world. Werner examines cows' position in trade as an early kind of foreign money and their position on our plates and in our stomachs within the type of meat and dairy items. Florian Werner examines how cows are worshipped in a few circles, corresponding to in Hindu mythology, and abhorred in others, at the present time being vilified as an agent of weather switch. And he waxes philosophic in regards to the value of the cow's rumination and cud chewing, in addition to her basic yet significant moo.

Combining thorough learn with an available writing sort, Florian Werner bargains readers an eye-opening viewpoint in this commodified animal, whose lifestyles is inextricably intertwined with ours and which we too frequently take for granted.

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Battus can’t resist the prospect of a “double bribe,” especially since it may well multiply in the coming years without his doing anything. Unfortunately he is not allowed to enjoy the interest of his betrayal: to punish him for his breach of promise, Mercury turns Battus into stone. In the novella Die Kuh (The cow) by the German poet Friedrich Hebbel, the greed for cattle also leads to catastrophe. The novella is set in an early-nineteenth-century smallholding. After years of hard work, the miserly but ambitious farmer Andreas, the story’s tragic hero, has finally saved enough money to buy a cow.

The image seems to suggest that for clever investors the important question is not whether it’s a bull market or whether the shares are rising. What’s crucial is to have enough cash cows. Dairy cows may not be as strong and profitable as bulls, but they are far more predictable. The cow, however, symbolizes more than stable profits. It also stands for the employees who generate these earnings. S. featured a punctiliously dressed cow in a suit and tie on its cover. The title read, Contended Cows Give Better Milk.

They were afraid of sensory detail that people often fail to notice. After I had completed the design of one of my systems in 1990, I stood on a catwalk that looked over a sea of cattle. Realizing that they were going to die in a center track restrainer, a piece of equipment that I had developed, I became upset and began crying. ” This fundamental truth makes regular appearances in this book. As Florian Werner notes, “It was only by letting themselves be domesticated by humans that [cows] could rise to be the most widespread and numerous large mammal on earth.

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