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October 2020: Animals > Poll Ballot Tag - Tamed - Alice Roberts - 2 stars, but initially a DNF!

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Jenny (jennywilliams88) | 710 comments Team: Jade Dragons
North Dakota - Paleontology
https://www.goodreads.com/work/shelve... (column 1)

Blurb: 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, Tamed encompasses 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.

Review: The things I do to help my team! I started reading this book earlier in the year but didn't finish as I wasn't getting on with it (I'd reached 45%). It's very slow (and doesn't only feature animals, wheat, rice and apples are also mentioned) but I did learn a few things.

THE EGG CAME BEFORE THE CHICKEN!


message 2: by Joanne (new)

Joanne (joabroda1) | 7986 comments Lol, Jenny-thanks for taking one for the team

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