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The Resource A perfect harmony : the intertwining lives of animals and humans throughout history, Roger A. Caras

A perfect harmony : the intertwining lives of animals and humans throughout history, Roger A. Caras

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A perfect harmony : the intertwining lives of animals and humans throughout history
Title
A perfect harmony
Title remainder
the intertwining lives of animals and humans throughout history
Statement of responsibility
Roger A. Caras
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • What would today's world be like if man had not domesticated animals? This is the question that celebrated animal expert Roger Caras explores in A Perfect Harmony. A fascinating and colorful combination of history, anthropology, and personal experience, the book examines animal species both familiar and exotic in order to illustrate their monumental impact on the development of civilization. Accessible, absorbing, and wonderfully appealing, A Perfect Harmony illuminates
  • a vital but virtually ignored aspect of human history: the partnership between man and domestic animals through the ages. At the dawn of civilization, Caras asserts, man alone was unable to take the giant steps necessary to achieve our current levels of technology and sophistication. But at each stage in our cultural evolution, he writes, domesticated animals enabled us to move on to the next level. The extent of our dependence upon these animals - which have provided us
  • with food, clothes, shelter, and means of transport - is beyond calculation. By turns wicked and wry, passionate and poignant, Caras illustrates how every domesticated animal from the reindeer to the silkworm has provided some valuable service to its human masters and has, in many cases, altered the course of history
Cataloging source
DLC
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Caras, Roger A
Dewey number
306.3/49
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QL85
LC item number
.C37 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Animals and civilization
  • Domestication
Label
A perfect harmony : the intertwining lives of animals and humans throughout history, Roger A. Caras
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: New York : Simon & Schuster, c1996
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-257) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Before agriculture -- Early agriculture -- Burden-bearers -- Controlled hunters -- Small packages
Control code
49551107
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
271 pages
Isbn
9781557532411
Lccn
96009220
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
A perfect harmony : the intertwining lives of animals and humans throughout history, Roger A. Caras
Publication
Note
Originally published: New York : Simon & Schuster, c1996
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-257) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Before agriculture -- Early agriculture -- Burden-bearers -- Controlled hunters -- Small packages
Control code
49551107
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
271 pages
Isbn
9781557532411
Lccn
96009220
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

Library Locations

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      Veterinary Medicine West, Columbia, MO, 65211, US
      38.941099 -92.317911
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