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Download The Intimate Bond eBook è 308 pages º Brian M. Fagan ✓ 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 haIntimate 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 received this book through the First Reads program It's not the kind of book I generally pick up to read but I have to say I learned a lot and enjoyed it a fair amount It's dense and maybe not a book you read all at once but for animal lovers and history buffs it's gold

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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 I received The Intimate Bond How Animals Shaped Human History for free through Goodreads First ReadsIntimate bond is written purely historical on how our interactions with animals was there since the beginning of time and the affect of the 'interact' have shape the way we live todayFagan gave great numbers of examples in the book likethe donkey bulls and horses In the book he describes what the animal was used for how they lived and sometimes comes with a historical event that involves that particular animal I have to say it was interesting and a wonderful learning experience I did find some animals interesting then others but that's my personal opinion One thing I disagree with Fagan is pg 9 he said A successful hunt that ended in a kill was thought of as proof of friendly relations between the hunter and his uarry which willingly allowed itself to be killed I believe every animal insects and human beings first instinct is to survive

Brian M. Fagan ð The Intimate Bond eBook

The Intimate BondAnimals 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