A Short History of the World According to Sheep (Paperback)
  • A Short History of the World According to Sheep (Paperback)
zoom

A Short History of the World According to Sheep (Paperback)

(author)
2 Reviews Sign in to write a review
£9.99
Paperback 320 Pages / Published: 11/11/2021
  • We can order this from the publisher

UK delivery within 2 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
Your local Waterstones may have stock of this item. Please check by using Click & Collect
Waterstones Says

In this fascinating book filled with enticing anecdotes and vignettes from the ancient world to the modern day, Coulthard shepherds the reader through the rich and unexpected story of humankind's relationship with sheep.

From the plains of ancient Mesopotamia to the vast sheep farms of modern-day Australia, sheep have been central to the human story. Since our our Neolithic ancestors' first forays into sheep-rearing nearly 11,000 years ago, these remarkable animals have fed us, clothed us, changed our diet and language and financed the conquest of large swathes of the earth.

Sally Coulthard weaves this fascinating story into a vivid and colourful tapestry of engaging anecdotes and extraordinary ovine facts, whose multiple strands celebrate just how pivotal these woolly animals are to almost every aspect of human society and culture.

Publisher: Head of Zeus
ISBN: 9781789544213
Number of pages: 320
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'Sally Coulthard's story of how sheep shaped the human story is full of rich pickings... full of fascinating social history' - Independent

'Global in scope, with fascinating vignettes from the ancient world to the present day, this is anything but woolly' - BBC History Magazine

'A snappy, stimulating book, and certainly not just for shepherds' - Mail on Sunday

'Overflows with anecdotes and ovine facts with Coulthard showing how intrinsic sheep have been to human society and culture' - This England

'This book deserves a place in your bookcase next to Harari's Sapiens. It's every bit as fascinating and is surely destined to be just as successful' - Julian Norton

You may also be interested in...

Life Between the Tides
Added to basket
£9.99   £8.49
Paperback
Entangled Life
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Goshawk Summer
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
A Life on Our Planet
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
Other Minds
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
The Hidden Life of Trees
Added to basket
Frozen Planet II
Added to basket
£28.00   £19.99
Hardback
The Forager's Calendar
Added to basket
Living Planet
Added to basket
Finding the Mother Tree
Added to basket
Wilding
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
The Living Mountain
Added to basket
The Book of Trespass
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Regenesis
Added to basket
£20.00   £17.99
Hardback
Vesper Flights
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
RSPB Pocket Guide to British Birds
Added to basket
English Pastoral
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback

“Loved it!”

A fascinating book on sheep- a really exciting and wholesome read!

Paperback edition
Helpful? Upvote 1

“sheep rule ok!”

I've been a shepherd for many years and despite reading hundreds of "farmers weekly" editions and the like, nothing has entertained me as well as this book. Well researched, thoroughly insightful, easy... More

Paperback edition
Helpful? Upvote 1

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.