Fifty Animals That Changed the Course of History

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David & Charles Publishers, 2011 - Animals and civilization - 223 pages
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The 50 animals include the horse, dog, rat, whale, reindeer, beaver, flea, leech, dodo, falcon, oyster and shark. These creatures, great and small, have played central roles in the evolution of humankind, but they have remained at the periphery of our understanding of history. Whether it is an advancement in scientific knowledge, a trade war, disease and death, battles won and lost, or encounters with explorers in unknown lands, these animals have changed the course of history.

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User Review  - Kathleen - Goodreads

This book is essentially a collection of encyclopedia entries, which is what I wanted it to be. I liked the selection, especially that it included animals like the mosquito, honeybee, and cochineal ... Read full review

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User Review  - Amy Derwae - Goodreads

A fun read! Plenty of surprises, too... Read full review

About the author (2011)

Eric Chaline is a professional author, editor, and journalist based in London. He has numerous book and magazine credits covering a range of nonfiction subjects, including design, travel, and health and fitness.

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