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Tamed: Ten Species That Changed Our World
Contributor(s): Roberts, Alice

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ISBN: 1786090015     ISBN-13: 9781786090010
Publisher: Random House Uk Ltd
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Binding Type: Paperback
Published: November 2018
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Annotation: **'A masterpiece of evocative scientific storytelling.' BRIAN COX**

**'Will appeal to fans of Yuval Noah Harari's Sapiens'. Mail on Sunday **

The extraordinary story of the species that became our allies.

Dogs became our companions
Wheat fed a booming population
Cattle gave us meat and milk
Maize fuelled the growth of empires
Potatoes brought us feast and famine
Chickens led us to wonder about tomorrow
Rice promised us a golden future
Horses gave us strength and speed
Apples travelled with us
HUMANS TAMED THEM ALL

For hundreds of thousands of years, our ancestors depended on wild plants and animals to stay alive – until they began to tame them.

Combining archaeology and cutting-edge genetics, Tamed tells the story of the greatest revolution in human history and reveals the fascinating origins of ten crucial domesticated species; and how they, in turn, transformed us. In a world creaking under the strain of human activity, Alice Roberts urges us to look again at our relationship with the natural world – and our huge influence upon it.

AN ECONOMIST AND MAIL ON SUNDAY 'BOOK OF THE YEAR' 2017


Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Animals; History.
Animals and civilization.
BISAC Categories:
- Science | Life Sciences
Dewey: 590.9
LCCN: bl2019006673
Academic/Grade Level: General Adult
Book type: Non-Fiction
Physical Information: 7.75" H x 5.25" W x 1.25" (0.76 lbs) 360 pages
 
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Contributor Bio(s):

Alice Roberts is an anthropologist, writer and broadcaster. Her previous books include The Complete Human Body and The Incredible Unlikeliness of Being, and she hosts such BBC series as The Incredible Human Journey and Origins of UsTamed was a Book of the Year 2017 for the Economist and Mail on Sunday


 
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