Ivy Press imprint, it's 112 pages and will be available in paperback format. All of the books in this series follow the same format and are all well done and attractive.
The authors have an accessible and informative style. The
book has a good introduction with some historic breeds, champion breeds, and exotic breeds, development of breed standards, and a
very short capsule intro to shows. The intros are followed by a
gallery listing of 40 swine,
with a full color detail photo, breed intro with features, uses, related
breeds, size/weight, and range/origin. The picture content also
helpfully includes the sex of the subject. The end of the book contains some
sepia-tone photos from specific show entry winners, along with an index
and solid links lists for further reading.
completeness of the bibliography and links are probably worth the
cost of the book by themselves. Very well done. This would be a very
good choice for a 4H or FFA intro to selecting and showing or at
least starting the necessary pre-purchase research. There is no animal
husbandry content included here, this is a compendium of show quality
healthy beautiful swine in show condition.
A useful and appealing book and a good introduction to the conformation and looks of standard purebred pigs.
Disclosure: I received an ARC at no cost from the author/publisher for review purposes.
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