Tamed: Ten Species that Changed our World

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"Roberts uncovers the deep history of 10 familiar species with incredible wild pasts: dogs, apples and wheat; cattle, potatoes and chickens; rice, maize and horses--and, finally, humans. She reveals how becoming part of our world changed these animals and plants, and shows how they became our allies, essential to the survival and success of our own species"--Publisher marketing.
**'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
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Weight 0.317000
Author Roberts, Dr. Alice
Availability IP
Department Natural History
Format Paperback
ISBN 9781786090010
Pages 368
Published 07/06/2018
Publisher Windmill Books
Section Natural History
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