Home to Roost

Chasing Chickens Through the Ages

Bob Sheasley

St. Martin's Griffin/Thomas Dunne Books

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In Home to Roost, Bob Sheasley tells of the intertwined relationship between humans and chickens. He delves into where chickens came from, what their DNA tells us about our kinship, how we’ve treated our feathered fellow travelers, and the roads we’re crossing together. This is a story of agriculture and human migration, of folk medicine and technology, of how we dreamed of the good life, threw it away, and want it back.

With wit and personal insight, Home to Roost examines how our lives can be changed for the better, with something as simple as a backyard coop.

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Praise for Home to Roost

“Utterly enchanting . . . a remarkable writer, a classic romantic.”—The Philadelphia Inquirer

Home to Roost is a compulsively readable history of man’s relationship with Gallus domesticus, rich with anecdote, fable, and fact.” —Julie Zickefoose, author of Letters from Eden

“Combines firsthand experience and wide-ranging research in his treasury of chicken lore. . . . A diverting excursion through the coop and beyond.”—Kirkus Reviews

 


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About the Author

Bob Sheasley

A lifelong Pennsylvanian, Bob Sheasley grew up on a hundred-acre dairy farm in Old Order Amish county. He lives with his wife, son, and three daughters in their 1830s farmhouse, where he keeps a coop of fifty or so chickens.

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Home to Roost
Chasing Chickens Through the Ages
Bob Sheasley

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin/Thomas Dunne Books
December 2009
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312590420
ISBN10: 0312590423
5 1/16 x 7 15/16 inches, 304 pages
$18.99

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St. Martin's Press
Thomas Dunne Books
July 2008
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429986526
ISBN10: 1429986522
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 304 pages
$7.99
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