The Pig: A Natural History

415Q+AicmcL._SX394_BO1,204,203,200_Many congratulations to Richard Lutwyche, whose book  ‘The Pig: A Natural History’ is being published by Princeton University Press in August and is now available to pre-order on Amazon. Beautifully designed and illustrated, it covers every aspect of pig existence – from the prehistoric “hell pig” to today’s placid porker. Evolution, domestication, anatomy, biology, behaviour, and breeds are all discussed and there are fascinating insights into the pig’s important – and sometimes strange – role in human life and culture.

Richard ran the Gloucestershire Old Spots Pig Breeders’ Club, was editor of The Ark magazine for the Rare Breeds Survival Trust, and its chief steward and organiser of one of Britain’s largest pig shows. In 2010 he received the lifetime achievement award in the BBC Food and Farming Awards for his work in pig husbandry and the conservation of rare breeds.

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