Tamed: Ten Species That Changed Our World, Alice Roberts

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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

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.

368 pp. | 129 x 198 mm
ISBN: 9781786090010
Publisher: Cornerstone