Farm animals populate the next two sections: the cows and pigs reared within the built-up area, and the cattle and sheep driven into the heart of the city to be slaughtered. A recurrent theme of the book is the way in which urban growth actually increased interactions between animals and humans (the numbers are astonishing: in 1822, Smithfield market drew 1.7 million animals to its inner-city site). On several occasions, the author invokes modern studies of animal behaviour, which suggest, for example, how boisterous street conditions disrupted the herding behaviour of sheep, and how short canine sleep cycles made dogs alert guardians of domestic and commercial space.
|Publication Title||Urban History|
|Publisher||Cambridge University Press|
|Notes||Name - University of ManchesterCopyright - Copyright © The Author(s), 2020. Published by Cambridge University PressSubjectsTermNotLitGenreText - London England|
|Author Address||Birkbeck, University of London ; Birkbeck, University of London|
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