238 pages, 22 col plates, 71 b/w illus, 163 figs, 2 tabs
Explores the origins of domestication and its spread, both biologically and culturally, across the world. It contains up-to-date information on all the wild species of mammals that are the ancestors of the domestic ones we know today.`...an excellent, thorough treatment of the history of domestication.' New Scientist
'! an excellent, thorough treatment of the history of domestication.' New Scientist '! an up-to-date, well-written and superbly illustrated survey of domestication and the early history of mammals.' The Times Literary Supplement '! achieves the difficult feat of explaining a complex and often contentious subject simply and entertainingly.' British Archaeology '! a lucid text illustrated with excellent line drawings and colour photographs.' Flora and Fauna Preservation Society '! elegantly written, profusely illustrated, and a pleasure to read.' The Antiquaries Journal '! a very readable introduction to the early history of domesticated mammals.' American Antiquity '! this book remains a useful source book for anyone interested in the increasingly topical history of domestication. It is highly readable with excellent line drawings and many photographs.' J. Fletcher, Animal Welfare
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