Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Can't-Wait Wednesday: Tamed: Ten Species that Changed our World by Alice Roberts

Can't-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted at Wishful Endings, to spotlight and talk about the books we're excited about that we have yet to read. It's based on Waiting On Wednesday hosted at Breaking the Spine.

Tamed: Ten Species that Changed our World by Alice Roberts
Expected publication: October 19th 2017 by Hutchinson

Ten species that changed our world...

For hundreds of thousands of years, our ancestors depended on wild plants and animals for survival. They were hunter-gatherers, consummate foraging experts, but taking the world as they found it. Then a revolution occurred – our ancestors’ interaction with other species changed. They began to tame them. The human population boomed; civilization began.

In her new book, Tamed, Alice Roberts uncovers the amazing deep history of ten familiar species with incredible wild pasts: dogs, apples and wheat; cattle; potatoes and chickens; rice, maize, and horses – and, finally, humans. Alice Roberts not only reveals how becoming part of our world changed these animals and plants, but shows how they became our allies, essential to the survival and success of our own species – and to our future.

Enlightening, wide-ranging and endlessly fascinating, Tamed is an epic story, encompassing hundreds of thousands of years of history and archaeology alongside cutting-edge genetics and anthropology. Yet it is also a deeply personal journey that will change how we see ourselves and the species on which we have left our mark.

I'm so excited for this nonfiction, you have no idea. I've been a big fan of dr. Alice Roberts for a while now so I'd love to read her newest upcoming book. It sounds super interesting! 


  1. I'm not much of a non-fiction reader but I do hope you enjoy this one. It sounds interesting.

    1. My only complaint is that most nonfiction is more expensive than fiction. =/

  2. As I was reading the summary, I was wondering if this is nonfiction. Thanks for answering it at the end of the post. I really like how this takes ubiquitous objects, like apples, and explain how relevant they are.

    Lonna @ FLYLēF

    1. Yeah, I thought I'd better mention it's a nonfiction in case people didn't know.

  3. I haven't read much non-fiction outside of required readings, but this one sounds interesting. I hope that you enjoy it! :)

  4. This looks like a great read! I hope you enjoy it!

    Here’s my WoW!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

  5. This is so cook -- non-fiction isn't always my cup of tea, but I hope this is sooo cool when you get to it!

  6. I rarely if ever read non-fiction (I can remember two off the top of my head, though there have probably been more ;D). Why I don't know, but I do hope you enjoy this one, Stephanie. :)

    Happy reading, and thanks so much for visiting Finding Wonderland.

  7. Goodness, it has been forever and a minute since I read any non-fiction. o_o Besides what I read for uni. Good on you for reading non-fiction. I hope you enjoy this book when you get the chance to read it!

    Have a great week, Stephanie. =)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!


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