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Follow the flock : how sheep shaped human civilization / Sally Coulthard.

Coulthard, Sally, (author.).


A survey of the massive impact that the humble and loveable sheep has had on human history. Starting with our Neolithic ancestors' first forays into sheep-rearing nearly 10,000 years ago, these remarkable animals have fed us, clothed us, changed our diet and languages, helped us to win wars, decorated our homes, and financed the conquest of large swathes of the earth.

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  • ISBN: 9781643136585
  • ISBN: 1643136585
  • Physical Description: ix, 308 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First Pegasus Books cloth edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Pegasus Books, 2021.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-294) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
How to get a sheep to stand still -- Wool's scaly secret -- Why some sheep are so rooed -- Tough as old boots -- Rhymes and ridiculous cures -- Mr and Mrs Bo-Peep -- Dogs and drovers -- Scouring and spinning -- Knit for victory -- "Sheepe hath payed for it all" -- Sheep devour people -- Spinning a yarn -- Mills and boom -- Up, up and away.
Subject: Sheep > History.
Sheep > Social aspects.
Human-animal relationships > History.
Animals and civilization > History.
Domestication > History.
Animals and civilization.
Human-animal relationships.
Genre: History.

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