The Cow Book

Author: John Connell

Publisher: Granta Books

ISBN: 1783784199

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 277

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Farming has been in John Connell's family for generations, but he never intended to follow in his father's footsteps. Until, one winter, he finds himself back on the farm and begins to learn the ways of the farmer and the way of the cows. Connell records the hypnotic rhythm of the farming day - cleaning the outhouses, milking the herd, tending to sickly lambs, helping the cows give birth. But alongside the routine events, there are the unforeseen moments when things go wrong: when a calf fails to thrive, when a sheep goes missing, when illness breaks out, when depression takes hold, when an argument erupts and things are said that cannot be unsaid. The Cow Book is the story of a calving season. It is also the story of the cow itself, from its domestication and worship as a God by the Ancient Egyptians to the modern practice of mechanized herds, via the figure of the cowboy, the destruction of the American buffalo, the demise of the aboriginal jackaroos and the consequences of BSE. And, above all, it is the story of Connell's life as a farmer, of his relationship with his birthplace of County Longford, with the community around the family farm, with the animals he tends, and with his father.

The Cow

Author: Werner Lampert

Publisher: teNeues

ISBN: 9783961711840


Page: 480

View: 506

"Whole eons of love will be necessary to recompense the animals for their services to us." With this quote from Christian Morgenstern, leading sustainability expert and organic entrepreneur Werner Lampert opens his illustrated book, The Cow: A Tribute, a project very dear to his heart. Lampert developed a passion for cattle from an early age. Again and again, he was drawn to the pastures of his native Austria to admire these dignified, gentle animals and their calming effect. With its rich photography, this evocative book pays tribute to the soulfulness of cattle and the special bond between man and cow, much threatened in our age of industrial-scale farming. Around the world, Lampert and his team of select photographers have tracked down the most beautiful, rare cattle, capturing them in their natural and often spectacular surroundings with empathy and respect. A touching testimony to a much-loved animal, the gorgeous images in The Cow: A Tribute are rounded out with profound, at times poetic, texts; informative facts and history about different cattle breeds; and entertaining anecdotes. AUTHOR: Werner Lampert is the leading sustainability expert in Austria. The organic pioneer has been working intensively in organic farming since the 1970s. Together with a team of experts, he specialises in the development, production, and marketing of sustainable organic products and consumer goods. He is also the author of three books and initiated the online magazine, Sustainability. Rethink. SELLING POINTS: * Beautiful photographs of rare cattle breeds from Austria to India, Ethiopia to Colombia * Comprehensive information on the habitats, descent, and characteristics of each cow breed * A heartfelt passion project from organic entrepreneur Werner Lampert 250 colour photographs

Mattea the Cow

Author: Maryann Germain

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 166552913X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 46

View: 3032

MATTEA is an example of what we can be thankful for. Parents and young children can learn how we can be thankful in the interactive pages. More books of different animals to come. ENJOY!

The Third Book of the Dun Cow

Author: Walter Wangerin

Publisher: Diversion Books

ISBN: 1626810710

Category: Fiction

Page: 112

View: 6689

The long awaited conclusion to the National Book Award-winning THE BOOK OF THE DUN COW trilogy, from Walter Wangerin, Jr. Pertelote, widow of Chauntecleer the Golden Rooster, takes up his mantle as leader of the Animals as they seek safety from the great evil of the Wyrm and his children. Desperate to keep safe those she’s responsible for, Pertelote is travelling blindly, suffering the purposeless, undirected, but insistent journey as the new leader. Two other groups of Creatures are making their own journeys through the perilous land: Eurus the merciless yellow-eyed Wolf and his pack, and the sociable pair Wachanga the Cream-Colored Wolf and her friend Kangi Sapa, the Raven. When Pertelote and her band of Animals meet Wachanga and Kangi, she finds much-needed allies in her travels. Allies that become all the more valuable after cruel Eurus begins following the weary Animals with a murderous intent. When the disparate bands of Creatures converge on a hidden crater high in the dangerous mountains, they make a monumental discovery that may finally mean an end to their trials and tribulations. The epic journey begun in THE BOOK OF THE DUN COW reaches its powerful conclusion in THE THIRD BOOK OF THE DUN COW: PEACE AT THE LAST, proving the sacrifices of Chauntecleer and the Animals were not in vain. Praise for THE BOOK OF THE DUN COW:“Far and away the most literate and intelligent story of the year … Mr. Wangerin’s allegorical fantasy about the age-old struggle between good and evil produces a resonance; it is a taut string plucked that reverberates in memory” —New York Times “Belongs on the shelf with Animal Farm, Watership Down and The Lord of the Rings. It is, like them, an absorbing, fanciful parade of the war between good and evil. A powerful and enjoyable work of the imagination.” —Los Angeles Times Praise for THE SECOND BOOK OF THE DUN COW: LAMENTATIONS “[A] profoundly imagined and beautifully stylized fable of the immemorial war between good and evil.” –The New York Times

The Cow Book

Author: John Connell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781783784172


Page: 275

View: 3210

The intimate account of a year on his family farm in Ireland - and a fascinating history of man's long relationship with the cow, by a Walkley Award-winning investigative reporter.

Maharani the Cow

Author: Christy Shoba Sudhir

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789350468036

Category: Cows

Page: 24

View: 1640

"The Hindu Young World Goodbooks Award, Best picture book 2018 (illustration)."


Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Appropriations

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

View: 2931