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Tamed : ten species that changed our world / Alice Roberts.

  • Roberts, Alice, 1973-
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About this work


Ten species that changed our world! For hundreds of thousands of years, our ancestors depended on wild plants and animals for survival. They were hunter-gatherers, consummate foraging experts, but 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 this book, Alice Roberts uncovers the amazing 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. Alice Roberts not only reveals how becoming part of our world changed these animals and plants, but shows how they became our allies, essential to the survival and success of our own species - and to our future.


London : Hutchinson, 2017.

Physical description

360 pages : black and white illustrations ; 24 cm

Bibliographic information

Includes bibliographical references and index.


Dogs -- Wheat -- Cattle -- Maize -- Potatoes -- Chickens -- Rice -- Horses -- Apples -- Humans.


  • English

Where to find it

  • LocationStatus
    History of Medicine
    XW /ROB
    Open shelves

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  • 9781786330611
  • 178633061X