Tamed: Ten Species That Changed Our World

Author(s): Alice Roberts


**'A masterpiece of evocative scientific storytelling.' BRIAN COX**

**'The best popular book on broad-sweep history since Guns, Germs and Steel.'** Peter Forbes

The extraordinary story of the species that became our allies.

For hundreds of thousands of years, our ancestors depended on wild plants and animals for survival. They were hunter-gatherers, consummate foraging experts, taking the world as they found it. Then a revolution occurred - our ancestors' interaction with other species changed. They began to tame them. The human population boomed; civilisation began.

In Tamed, Alice Roberts uncovers the deep history of ten 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.

Enlightening, wide-ranging and endlessly fascinating, Tamedencompasses thousands of years of history and archaeology alongside cutting-edge genetics and anthropology. Yet it is also a deeply personal journey that changes how we see ourselves and the species on which we have left our mark.



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Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9781786090010
  • : Cornerstone
  • : Windmill Books
  • : 0.34473
  • : May 2018
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Alice Roberts
  • : Paperback
  • : 1807
  • : English
  • : 368