Domesticated (Hardback)

Richard C. Francis

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The wolf evolved into the Pekingese, the wildcat into the tabby cat and the auroch into the milk-producing cow. This happened through the process called "domestication". Domesticated creatures have served us well- without them, civilisation as we know it would not exist. Richard C. Francis weaves history, archaeology and anthropology, while seamlessly integrating the most cutting-edge ideas in twenty-first-century biology, to create a fascinating narrative. Each domesticated species is a case study in evolution, and two key themes emerge: that domestication often results in the retention of juvenile traits and that evolution remains fundamentally a conservative process. Francis also explores the ways in which these themes apply to human evolution.


Product Details

  • Product code: BAEPC
  • ISBN: 9780393064605
  • Publisher: WW Norton & Co
  • Format: Hardback
  • Dimensions: 16.9cm x 24.5cm
  • Pages: 496
  • Publish date: Tue Jul 07 00:00:00 BST 2015
  • Book points: 21

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