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.

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.

'A masterpiece of evocative scientific storytelling.' BRIAN COX

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


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ISBN/EAN 9781786090010
Author Dr.Alice Roberts
Publisher Random House
Imprint Windmill
Publication date 7 Jun 2018
Format Paperback
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Tamed : Ten Species that Changed our World

Dr.Alice Roberts

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.

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