TAMED with Alice Roberts
For hundreds of thousand of years our ancestors existed in a world where they depended on wild plants and animals. They were hunter-gatherers - consummate survival experts, but taking the world as they found it.
Then a revolution happened: we started to domesticate wild species and they became crucial to our own survival and success. Join Alice Roberts as she delves into archaeology, history and genetics to reveal the amazing stories of the species that became our allies. From dogs, cattle and horses to wheat, potatoes and apples, find out how taming all these species has left its mark on them - and us.
‘There are plenty of facts in Tamed that make the familiar well worth exploring afresh.
But it's the fascinating stories that explain how these were unearthed that make this book such a joy to read.’
‘A masterpiece of evocative scientific storytelling.’
Professor Brian Cox