This book takes its name from the full color fold-out centerfold showing an array of cows, many of which are rarely seen; some of which are extinct. Included in this dubious display of bovine beasts is the rare, but deadly, Amazon River Cow. Then there is the Skyscraper Suckerfoot and the Tennessee Portaford. Unfortunately, not all of these are all that funny, but some are entertaining.
Fortunately, the rest of the book contains some classic Far Side comics. Farmer MacDougal suddenly realizes that his collie Shep has gotten just a little too sociable for the good of Farmer MacDougal's sheep and beer. We learn what happens to young cowpokes who actually attempt to ride into the sunset. We also get to see brave archeologists discover the mummy's purse! Ever wonder what happens to Boot Hill when the gunfighters wear high heels?
On the down side, "The Complete Far Side 1980-1994" collects all these comics. Though that collection is quite expensive, it is cheaper to buy that collection than to buy all the individual Far Side collections. On the other hand, the paperback books, such as this one, are certainly easier to handle and read.
I have always enjoyed Gary Larson's Far Side cartoons. I am only sorry that he retired from the strip. Perhaps one day he will regal us again with stories of the animal and human kingdom.