Sheep: The Remarkable Story of the Humble Animal That Built the Modern World

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What was the most important step in civilization? Alan Butler's answer is that it was when we began capturing wild sheep, domesticating and breeding them. Sheep were the mainstay of ancient cultures, by far the most important of the domesticated animals. Able to survive almost anywhere, over-wintering successfully, they provided not just milk, meat and skin, but warm clothing. This is why so many of the earliest gods and their myths are sheep related, from the Egyptian Ra (ram) to the later Christian Lamb of God. But sheep ...

Sheep: The Remarkable Story of the Humble Animal That Built the Modern World 2010, O Books, New Alresford

ISBN-13: 9781846943812

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Sheep: The Remarkable Story of the Humble Animal That Built the Modern World 2006, O Books

ISBN-13: 9781905047680

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