Author(s): Alice Roberts
**'A masterpiece of evocative scientific storytelling.' BRIAN COX**
**'Will appeal to fans of Yuval Noah Harari's Sapiens'.Mail on Sunday **
The extraordinary story of the species that became our allies.
Dogsbecame our companions
Wheatfed a booming population
Cattlegave us meat and milk
Maizefuelled the growth of empires
Potatoesbrought us feast and famine
Chickensled us to wonder about tomorrow
Ricepromised us a golden future
Horsesgave us strength and speed
Applestravelled with us
HUMANS TAMED THEM ALL
For hundreds of thousands of years, our ancestors depended on wild plants and animals to stay alive - until they began to tame them.
Combining archaeology and cutting-edge genetics, Tamed tells the story of the greatest revolution in human history and reveals the fascinating origins of ten crucial domesticated species; and how they, in turn, transformed us. In a world creaking under the strain of human activity, Alice Roberts urges us to look again at our relationship with the natural world - and our huge influence upon it.
AN ECONOMIST AND MAIL ON SUNDAY 'BOOK OF THE YEAR' 2017