Tamed – Alice Roberts

Tamed - Alice Roberts
Tamed – Alice Roberts

Fascinating account of 9 species “tamed” by humans, drawing upon archaeology, history, geography and biology, in particular genetics and microbiology. We learn about wheat, dogs, horses, apples and more, culminating in humans as species No 10.

In her conclusion, Prof. Roberts expands her core theme to (re)consider genetic diversity and engineering, ecology and climate change and the pros and cons of various approaches to global development and sustainability.

Excellent, and all the better as an audiobook.

Author page: Tamed: Ten Species that Changed our World – Alice Roberts