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The Intimate Bond Read & download ↠ 102 å 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 withAnimals 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' cam. 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 zoonotic illnesses is skipped entirely though and domesticationfarming is generally painted as an unambiguously good thing Not that Fagan is wrong in saying that animals have impacted us for the better in many ways but it felt one sided — especially given that there are various animal diseases that have become endemic in humans which we’d be rather better off without and which probably wouldn’t have adapted so well to humans if we hadn’t given them such excellent opportunitiesStill it’s an interesting book and Fagan works with archaeological and genetic evidence to give as complete a picture as he canReviewed for The Bibliophibian

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P 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. 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 wolvesdogs sheep goats pigs cattle donkeys horses and camels Each chapter begins with a speculative fictional narrative Then Fagan makes use of anthropology paleontological information with a passing mention of any relevant DNA studies to show us when and how domestication took place and then what uses that particular animal had usually as food means of transport or raw material for clothing Fagan also adds a fair amount of his romantic idea of pre industrial farming The chapter on donkeys is particularly interesting in terms of the history of large scale trade caravans The chapter on the use of horses in war is particularly depressing and horrifying There are also several chapters dedicated to the past and present treatment of animals in Britain Fagan does leave out completely the transfer of diseases zoonoses from domesticated animals to humans eg TB which I feel had an important influence on human society None the less an interesting historical perspecitve on the relationship between humans and their animals

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The Intimate BondIntimate 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 i. 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 interaction of animals and humans for mutual survival I enjoyed the illustrations maps and timelines included in the work The author focused on eight animals that indelibly impacted our ability to survive and hopefully for them to survive This book read like a textbook which I personally enjoy for certain topics The only complain I had was the lack of an index maybe in the official publication I look forward to the next volume that includes cats enjoy