Tamed : Ten Species that Changed our World by Alice Roberts 9781786090010

Tamed : Ten Species that Changed our World


Venture into the captivating world of domestication with Alice Roberts' "Tamed: Ten Species that Changed our World." This groundbreaking book delves into the profound relationship between humans and the species that have shaped our very existence. From the loyal companionship of dogs to the nourishing sustenance of wheat and rice, Roberts unravels the intricate tapestry of co-evolution that has forever intertwined our fates. Prepare to be enthralled as she unveils the extraordinary journeys of cattle, maize, potatoes, chickens, and even the humble apple, tracing their wild origins and the pivotal moments when they were first tamed by our ancestors.

Alice Roberts is an esteemed professor of public engagement in science at the University of Birmingham. With a passion for unraveling the mysteries of human evolution and a gift for storytelling, she has captivated audiences through her numerous books and television appearances. In "Tamed," Roberts combines her scientific expertise with a narrative flair, inviting readers to embark on a fascinating odyssey through time and across continents, uncovering the profound impact these ten species have had on the course of human civilization.

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