History Of The World In 100 Animals

History of the World in 100 Animals
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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Total Pages 416
ISBN 9781471186332
Rating 4/5 from 21 reviews
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'So, so good! ... More gems than a pirate's chest ... science, art, history, culture - it's epic and mammoth, a repository of all our truths through their lives' Chris Packham A powerful and fascinating insight into the 100 animals - from the blue whale to the mosquito - that have had the biggest influence on humanity through the ages. We are not alone. We are not alone on the planet. We are not alone in the countryside. We are not alone in cities. We are not alone in our homes. We are humans and we love the idea of our uniqueness. But the fact is that we humans are as much members of the animal kingdom as the cats and dogs we surround ourselves with, the cows and the fish we eat, and the bees who pollinate so many of our food-plants. In The History of the World in 100 Animals, award-winning author Simon Barnes selects the 100 animals who have had the greatest impact on humanity and on whom humanity has had the greatest effect. He shows how we have domesticated animals for food and for transport, and how animals powered agriculture, making civilisation possible. A species of flea came close to destroying human civilisation in Europe, while the slaughter of a species of bovines was used to create one civilisation and destroy another. He explains how pigeons made possible the biggest single breakthrough in the history of human thought. In short, he charts the close relationship between humans and animals, finding examples from around the planet that bring the story of life on earth vividly to life, with great insight and understanding. The heresy of human uniqueness has led us across the millennia along the path of destruction. This book, beautifully illustrated throughout, helps us to understand our place in the world better, so that we might do a better job of looking after it. That might save the polar bears, the modern emblem of impending loss and destruction. It might even save ourselves.

History of the World in 100 Animals
  • Author : Simon Barnes
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2020-10-15

'So, so good! ... More gems than a pirate's chest ... science, art, history, culture - it's epic and mammoth, a repository of all our truths through their lives' Chris Packham A powerful and fascinating insight into the 100 animals - from the blue whale to the mosquito - that have had the

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A History of the World in 100 Animals
  • Author : Simon Barnes
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2022-04-05

Fully illustrated in color, a fascinating exploration of the one hundred animals that have had the most profound influence on humanity throughout the ages. We are not alone. We are not alone on the planet. We are not alone in the countryside. We are not alone in cities. We are

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A History of the World in 100 Animals
  • Author : Simon Barnes
  • Publisher : Pegasus Books
  • Release Date : 2022-04-05

Fully illustrated in color, a fascinating exploration of the one hundred animals that have had the most profound influence on humanity throughout the ages. We are not alone. We are not alone on the planet. We are not alone in the countryside. We are not alone in cities. We are

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A History of the World in 100 Objects
  • Author : Neil MacGregor
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2011-10-06

This book takes a dramatically original approach to the history of humanity, using objects which previous civilisations have left behind them, often accidentally, as prisms through which we can explore past worlds and the lives of the men and women who lived in them. The book's range is enormous. It

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Animals as Domesticates
  • Author : Juliet Clutton-Brock
  • Publisher : MSU Press
  • Release Date : 2012-01-01

Drawing on the latest research in archaeozoology, archaeology, and molecular biology, Animals as Domesticates traces the history of the domestication of animals around the world. From the llamas of South America and the turkeys of North America, to the cattle of India and the Australian dingo, this fascinating book explores

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What on Earth Evolved      in Brief
  • Author : Christopher Lloyd
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release Date : 2011-05-15

Why have creatures evolved as they are? Which species have been the most successful? How do life forms adapt to a world dominated by nearly seven billion humans? Christopher Lloyd leads us on an exhilarating journey from the birth of life to the present day, as he attempts to answer

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What on Earth Evolved
  • Author : Christopher Lloyd
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury UK
  • Release Date : 2009

From the author of What on Earth Happened? A radical new look at the story of life on Earth. Which living things have had the greatest impacts on the planet, other life and people?

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Historical Animals
  • Author : Julia Moberg
  • Publisher : Charlesbridge
  • Release Date : 2015-02-10

Throughout history, animals have shaped the world as we know it. But rarely have they received the recognition they deserve. Until now. This inside look at history’s most famous animals features wacky verse, cool facts, historical stats, and zany cartoon art. Meet Alexander the Great’s horse Bucephalus, who

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WildLives
  • Author : Ben Lerwill
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2020-02-04

From the illustrator of Herstory (a Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2018) comes a fascinating and touching book about fifty extraordinary animals that made human history! Discover these amazing true tales of wild and wonderful lives—animal lives, that is! We often read heroic stories of brave people who made their

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The History of the World in Fifty Dogs
  • Author : Mackenzi Lee
  • Publisher : Abrams
  • Release Date : 2019-10-15

An illustrated collection of stories about dogs that knew how to sit, stay, and witness history Most dog lovers know Fido and Laika, but how about Martha, Paul McCartney's Old English Sheepdog? Or Peritas, Alexander the Great’s trusted canine companion? As long as there have been humans, those humans

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History of the World in 1 000 Objects
  • Author : DK
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2014-10-01

From the watch Napoleon used to synchronize with his generals at Waterloo and Chinese David vases believed to be the oldest example of blue and white porcelain to the US Constitution and the Mayan Dresden codex, the oldest book written in the Americas, History of the World in 1,000 Objects provides

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Going  Going  Gone
  • Author : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2014-08-14

We asked 100 conservation groups around the world: 'if you could pick one species that epitomises your work, which would it be?' From the RSPB to WWF to the Cheetah Conservation Fund, and many, many more, the answers came rolling in. Each provided a synopsis of the threats faced by

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On the Marsh
  • Author : Simon Barnes
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2019-06-13

'He does write beautifully, especially of his greatest love - our wild birds ... On The Marsh is a delightful read.' Christopher Hart, Daily Mail How the rewilding of eight acres of Norfolk marshland inspired a family and brought nature even closer to home. When writer Simon Barnes heard a

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100 Animals
  • Author : Jade Summer
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2019-05-13

2019 Gift Ideas | 100 Unique Images Enjoy beautiful animals and relaxing patterns with this easy coloring book from bestselling publishing brand, Jade Summer. Our 100 Animals coloring book is a wonderful way to show your love of animals while your stress fades away. Each animal features simple patterns which allow you to effortlessly

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100 Animals  Lift The Flap Padded Board Book
  • Author : Steve Jenkins
  • Publisher : HMH Books For Young Readers
  • Release Date : 2020-10-13

Little ones will love to learn their first animal words in this sturdy and padded lift-the-flap board book by Caldecott Honor-winning artist Steve Jenkins.

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