Atlas of animal husbandroys, the first edition of which was published in 1966, was the first in-depth guide to the husbandry of animals in the United States.
A book that still sells today, it is available on Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble and the National Geographic Society.
It has been translated into Spanish, Italian, Japanese, French and German.
It also contains the most comprehensive catalogue of the world’s livestock and farm animals ever compiled, as well as a catalogue of many of the countries most important animal husbandries.
What’s more, its extensive index of all the different types of animals is still accessible through the Smithsonian Institution.
For all these reasons, it’s hard to imagine that this first edition would have been a bad idea.
And it certainly helped to establish a good understanding of the basic science of animal breeding and husbandry, and of the importance of a well-managed animal population for the welfare of humans and the environment.