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Sheep and Man

4.29  ·  Rating Details  ·  7 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
Apart from the dog, the sheep was the first animal domesticated by man (in about 10,000 BC). This pioneering book on the history of our highly profitable relationship combines evidence from every possible source - anthropology, geography, folklore, linguistics, biology and agriculture. The interests of scientists, archaeologists, historians - and general readers - are all ...more
Hardcover, 856 pages
Published January 25th 2007 by Gerald Duckworth & Company (first published 2007)
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Deborah Robson
Feb 03, 2012 Deborah Robson rated it it was amazing
It's true, I haven't read every page yet, but I've read a lot of it. This is an absolutely amazing book about the history of sheep throughout time and around the world. Before it was reissued, I used to get it from interlibrary loan all the time. As soon as Duckworth brought out the new edition, I ordered a copy, despite the price.

Michael Ryder combines clear writing and explanation with original research and notes from his travel into an astonishingly wide-ranging discussion of all aspects of s
Jun 02, 2011 Kent rated it liked it
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Well, no, I didn't read all 900 pages of archaeology 'n stuff. But I got the idea, and it was fun.
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