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Till the cows come home : the story of our eternal dependence

By: Walling, Philip

1786493063 / 9781786493064
Hardback
636.2009
02/08/2018
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England
23 cm x, 373 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (colour)
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'A vital, thorough and accessible history that everyone who cares about the past or the future should read.' Rosamund Young, Sunday Times bestselling author of The Secret Life of Cows______________________________________The story of the relationship between humankind and cattle, from the Sunday Times bestselling author of Counting Sheep. To tell the story of the relationship between humankind and cattle is to tell the story of civilisation itself.

Since the beginning, cattle have tilled our soils, borne our burdens, fed and clothed us and been our loyal and uncomplaining servants in the work of taming the wilderness and wresting a living from the land.

There has never been a time when we have not depended on cattle.

As human societies have migrated from the country to the city, the things they have needed from their cattle may have changed, but the fundamental human dependence remains. Blending personal experience, recollection, interviews with farmers, butchers and cattle breeders and studding the narrative with little-known nuggets of technical detail, Philip Walling entertainingly reveals the central importance of cattle to all our lives.

BIC:

1DBK United Kingdom, Great Britain, HBTB Social & cultural history, HBTP Historical geography, JFFZ Animals & society, TVH Animal husbandry, WNF Farm & working animals

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