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Rulers of the roost

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Science  06 Mar 2015:
Vol. 347, Issue 6226, pp. 1077
DOI: 10.1126/science.aaa4745

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There are now more than 20 billion chickens on Earth—more than the combined total of cats, dogs, pigs, cows, and rats. Even so, we perpetually underestimate the chicken's role in human culture and history. In Why Did the Chicken Cross the World? Andrew Lawler seeks to restore the domesticated chicken to its respected position in history and our modern world.