Art and Science in Breeding: Creating Better Chickens (2012)


Author: Margaret E. Derry

Book details:

  • ISBN 978-1-4426-4395-6
  • format: Hardcover 6″ x 9″
  • 281 pages
  • pub. Date February, 2012

Publisher: University of Toronto Press


Art and Science in Breeding tells the fascinating story of the development of the poultry industry in nineteenth- and twentieth-century North America, demonstrating how turning a craft into a science is much more complicated – and intriguing! –than is generally assumed. Margaret Derry provides important context for the story , effectively interweaving  its many threads. As such, this book will engage a range of scholars in the history of science and technology, agriculture, animal studies, and general history.