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Tamed: Ten Species that Changed our World Paperback – 7 June 2018

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"A fascinating look at thousands of years of history, and readers can easily dip in and out to their liking. --Woodburn Independent

"Tamed may be the title of Alice Roberts' latest book, but the writing is anything but tame. Lyrical storytelling untangles the current thinking on how we've entwined our lives with those of plants and animals. From dogs to apples to potatoes to chickens, Roberts provides fascinating insights into domestication, offering anecdotes from past and present that link genetic and archaeological findings." --Book of the Month, BBC Wildlife Magazine

"A masterpiece of evocative scientific storytelling." --Brian Cox, author, Why Does E=MC2?

"Epic and joyous, a landmark in the story of us." --Adam Rutherford, author, A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived

"Superb: fascinating, intimate biographies of the species that have shared our white-knuckle ride to the present and have helped to make us what we are. Read if you want to know what and why you are." --Charles Foster, author, Being a Beast

"The history of humanity . . . is a teeming subject, about which Roberts is multiply qualified to write, as an anatomist, archaeologist, anthropologist, paleopathologist and professor of public engagement in science. Roberts remains composed, engaging and undogmatic throughout. . . . Tamed is an excellent point of entry for anyone who wants to understand the new deep human history and what it portends." --Guardian

About the Author

Alice Roberts is an anthropologist, writer and broadcaster, and is currently Professor of Public Engagement in Science at the University of Birmingham. She has presented several landmark BBC series including The Incredible Human Journey, Origins of Us, Coast and The Celts. Her latest book on evolutionary biology, The Incredible Unlikeliness of Being, was shortlisted for the Wellcome Trust Book Prize in 2015.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ 1786090015
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Windmill Books (7 June 2018)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 368 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 9781786090010
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1786090010
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 12.7 x 3.05 x 19.69 cm
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