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      Margaret Derry

Masterminding Nature

The Breeding of Animals, 1750-2010

In Masterminding Nature, Margaret Derry examines the evolution of modern animal breeding from the invention of improved breeding methodologies in eighteenth-century England to the application of molecular genetics in the 1980s and 1990s. Les mer
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In Masterminding Nature, Margaret Derry examines the evolution of modern animal breeding from the invention of improved breeding methodologies in eighteenth-century England to the application of molecular genetics in the 1980s and 1990s. A clear and concise introduction to the science and practice of artificial selection, Derry's book puts the history of breeding in its scientific, commercial, and social context. Masterminding Nature explains why animal breeders continued to use eighteenth-century techniques well into the twentieth century, why the chicken industry was the first to use genetics in its breeding programs, and why it was the dairy cattle industry that embraced quantitative genetics and artificial insemination in the 1970s, as well as answering many other questions. Following the story right up to the present, the book concludes with an insightful analysis of today's complex relationships between biology, industry, and ethics.
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Forlag: University of Toronto Press
Innbinding: Paperback
Språk: Engelsk
Sider: 320
ISBN: 9781442626522
Format: 23 x 15 cm
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«'This is a richly informative book that draws on Derry's academic training and long experience as practical breeder.' -- Ann Norton Greene Agricultural History vol 90:01:2016 'The book offers a gold mine of information for historians of breeding and of the agricultural sciences more generally, and several of its overreaching themes are potentially of interest to a wider range of historians.' -- Jonathan Harwood Isis Journal September 2016 'This is a historian with deep and personal fascination for the world of animal breeding... There is much information in this book. It can be used as a reference for the key movements, ideas and people in the history of animal breeding.' -- Jennifer Adlem The British Journal for the History of Science vol 49:01:2016 'Masterminding Nature is an ambitious and a valuable contribution to the literature.' -- Rebecca J.H. Woods Endeavour vol 30:10:2016 'Masterminding Nature is an informative account of the various innovations that have marked the livestock industry.' -- Anna Thomp»

Acknowledgments Introduction 1. Artificial Selection Theory and Livestock Breeding, 1750-1900 2. Early Developments in Genetics 3. Practical Breeding via Theoretical Population Genetics 4. New Directions: Artificial Insemination Technology and Quantitative Genetics 5. Molecular Genetics, Genomics, and Livestock Breeding 6. Biology, Industry Needs, and Morality in Livestock Breeding Conclusions Notes Glossary Bibliography
Margaret E. Derry is an adjunct professor in the Department of History at the University of Guelph.