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Till the Cows Come Home: The Story of Our Eternal Dependence (Paperback)
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Till the Cows Come Home: The Story of Our Eternal Dependence (Paperback)

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Paperback 384 Pages / Published: 06/06/2019
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'A vital, thorough and accessible history that everyone who cares about the past or the future should read.' Rosamund Young, Sunday Times bestselling author of The Secret Life of Cows
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The story of the relationship between humankind and cattle, from the Sunday Times bestselling author of Counting Sheep.

To tell the story of the relationship between humankind and cattle is to tell the story of civilisation itself. Since the beginning, cattle have tilled our soils, borne our burdens, fed and clothed us and been our loyal and uncomplaining servants in the work of taming the wilderness and wresting a living from the land.

There has never been a time when we have not depended on cattle. As human societies have migrated from the country to the city, the things they have needed from their cattle may have changed, but the fundamental human dependence remains.

Blending personal experience, recollection, interviews with farmers, butchers and cattle breeders and studding the narrative with little-known nuggets of technical detail, Philip Walling entertainingly reveals the central importance of cattle to all our lives.

Publisher: Atlantic Books
ISBN: 9781786493071
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 380 g
Dimensions: 199 x 130 x 30 mm
Edition: Main


MEDIA REVIEWS
A well-researched, uncynical and thought-provoking book. It is also an elegy to a dying industry. -- Nigel Farndale * The Times *
A vital, thorough and accessible history that everyone who cares about the past or the future should read. * Rosamund Young, Sunday Times bestselling author of The Secret Life of Cows *
Entertaining... A colourful and informative romp through the history of native breeds, brought to life through delightful anecdotes. * Country Life *
Engaging... Lively... Fascinating * Spectator *
Wondrous... Walling loves cows and I love his book. It intrigues and feeds just like a big, beautiful cow. -- John Lewis-Stempel * Countryfile *

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