Andrew Lawler is the author of more than a thousand newspaper and magazine articles on subjects ranging from asteroids to zebrafish. He is a contributing writer for Science magazine and a contributing editor for Archaeology magazine. He has written for National Geographic, Smithsonian, Discover, Slate, Columbia Journalism Review, The New York Times, and several European newspapers, among others. See more at AndrewLawler.com.
"Why Did the Chicken Cross the Road? is an eye-opening
journey that restores the chicken to its proper place in human
history. You'll be surprised by how much you didn't know."--David
Grimm, author of Citizen Canine: Our Evolving Relationship with
Cats and Dogs
"How Cockfighting Changed History: Why Did the Chicken Cross the World? suggests that the vicious sport 'may be responsible for creating the bird that today is the world's single most important source of protein.'"--Andrew Sullivan "The Dish "
"Andrew Lawler's Why Did the Chicken Cross the World...[details] one surprising fact after another that ultimately reveal a grand truth: that chickens are everywhere and are inextricably linked to the emergence and maintenance of human civilization.... Lawler's book goes a long way toward restoring chickens to their respected position within human history and our modern world. Both chickens and people will benefit as a result."--Science Magazine