The Intimate Bond: How Animals Shaped Human History PDF

The Intimate Bond: How Animals Shaped Human History PDF Animals, and our ever changing relationship with them, have left an indelible mark on human history From the dawn of our existence, animals and humans have been constantly redefining their relationship with one another, and entire civilizations have risen and fallen upon this curious bond we share with our fellow fauna Brian Fagan unfolds this fascinating story from the first wolf who wandered into our prehistoric ancestors camp and found companionship, to empires built on the backs of horses, donkeys, and camels, to the industrial age when some animals became commodities, often brutally exploited, and others became pets, nurtured and pampered, sometimes to absurd extremesThrough an in depth analysis of six truly transformative human animal relationships, Fagan shows how our habits and our very way of life were considerably and irreversibly altered by our intimate bond with animals Among other stories, Fagan explores how herding changed human behavior how the humble donkey helped launch the process of globalization and how the horse carried a hearty band of nomads across the world and toppled the emperor of ChinaWith characteristic care and penetrating insight, Fagan reveals the profound influence that animals have exercised on human history and how, in fact, they often drove it


10 thoughts on “The Intimate Bond: How Animals Shaped Human History

  1. Clif Hostetler Clif Hostetler says:

    This book is a history of the relationship between animals and humans It s good to be reminded of this relationship because we tend to forget how dependent the development of human civilization was on animals Humans today are


  2. Nicky Nicky says:

    This isn t a bad book in terms of examining the relationship between humans and animals, and their impact on us as long as you re talking about the positive impact The impact on health of close contact with animals leading to zoonoti


  3. Thomas Isern Thomas Isern says:

    The research is not as deep as claimed check the notes, consider the episodic character of the narrative I will keep the book for reference, as it identifies some main lines to consider in the historic relationships of humankind and domestic


  4. Dayanara Dayanara says:

    I received The Intimate Bond How Animals Shaped Human History for free through Goodreads First Reads.Intimate bond is written purely historical on how our interactions with animals was there since the beginning of time and the affect of the interact


  5. Elentarri Elentarri says:

    The Intimate Bond is an introductory text that takes a look at the historical relationship between humans and animals Fagan deals mostly with the domestication and uses of wolves dogs, sheep, goats, pigs, cattle, donkeys, horses, and camels Each chapter beg


  6. Sarah Nelson Sarah Nelson says:

    This book was well researched had several interesting facts, however, for me the style of writing was grueling not worth the few interesting facts noted This book was well researched had several interesting facts, however, for me the style of writing was grueling n


  7. Amanda (Books, Life and Everything Nice) Amanda (Books, Life and Everything Nice) says:

    An interesting informative read about the role that animals have played in human history over many many years I came into this book thinking it would be mainly about household pets with some other animal references too, but soon found learned all that animals have done for


  8. Jeffrey Fossi Jeffrey Fossi says:

    I recently received Brian Fagan s The Intimate Bond How Animals Shaped Human History for free through Goodreads First Reads I eagerly read this in one day This is a must read for history fanatics and animal lovers The author sought to fill a gap in books referring to the interacti


  9. Emily Emily says:

    The Intimate Bondtook me almost a month to read while I was on summer vacation It started off very strong and was quite a compelling read, but the further into the book I got,thelaborious each page became Too much of the book was wasted on speculation of what animals may have done or how


  10. Tadas Talaikis Tadas Talaikis says:

    Several random, related or not so questions with this book.1 If animals according to Cartesians and c hristians are distinct from humans, they don t feel pain, etc., why then you don t make spectacles of vivisection like before Lost your faith, diot 2 If thousand of rabbits make another ten thous


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