Fifty Animals That Changed the Course of History

Fifty Animals That Changed the Course of History

Book - 2011
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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.
Publisher: Richmond Hill, Ont. ; Buffalo, N.Y. : Firefly Books ; Hove, England : Quid Pub., c2011
ISBN: 9781554078974
1554078970
Characteristics: 223 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), ports. (some col.) ; 24 cm

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MsMicawber Nov 19, 2011

I would have liked this book a lot more if I hadn't been misled by the title. It should be called: A Small Encyclopedia of Fifty Animals With Associations (Practical or Symbolic) With Humans. For instance, wolves are included because humans have domesticated them and dogs are also included because we keep them as pets. Pet cats are also included....because they make good pets. .

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