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The Intimate Bond This happens a lot A book starts with interesting promises of philosophy and ideas and then descends, quite normally and understandably, unto details and timelines and trenches And I grow bored. I recently received Brian Fagan s The Intimate Bond How Animals Shaped Human History for free through Goodreads First Reads I eagerly read this in one day This is a must read for history fanatics and animal lovers The author sought to fill a gap in books referring to the interaction of animals, and humans f The research is not as deep as claimed check the notes, consider the episodic character of the narrative I will keep the book for reference, as it identifies some main lines to consider in the historic relationships of humankind and domestic animals, including livestock There are some annoying features of organization, or perhaps design The boxes if the material is worthy, put it into the narrative The little imagined prologues for chapters useless, and damaging to credibility In gene The research is not as deep as claimed check the notes, consider the episodic character of the narrative I will keep the book for reference, as it identifies some main lines to consider in the historic relationships of humankind and domestic animals, including livestock There are some annoying features of organization, or perhaps design The boxes if the material is worthy, put it into the narrative The little imagined prologues I received The Intimate Bond How Animals Shaped Human History for free through Goodreads First Reads.Intimate bond is written purely historical on how our interactions with animals was there since the beginning of time and the affect of the interact have shape the way we live today.Fagan gave great numbers of examples in the book like,the donkey, bulls and horses In the book he describes what the animal was used for, how they lived and sometimes comes with a historical event that involves th I received The Intimate Bond How Animals Shaped Human History for free through Goodreads First Reads.Intimate bond is written purely historical on how our interactions with animals was there since the beginning of time and the affect of the interact have shape the way we live today.Fagan gave great numbers of examples in the book like,the donkey, bulls and h Several random, related or not so questions with this book.1 If animals according to Cartesians and c hristians are distinct from humans, they don t feel pain, etc., why then you don t make spectacles of vivisection like before Lost The Intimate Bondtook me almost a month to read while I was on summer vacation It started off very strong and was quite a compelling read, but the further into the book I got,thelaborious each page became Too much of the book was wasted on specu I enjoyed reading Brian Fagan s book about animals Being a cat lover I would have likedabout them but the book was good overall and as this is the second book of Brian s I look forward to reading his others. A concise history, from prehistory to the modern era, of how the often barbaric and violent yet interdependent relationship between animals and humans evolved Informative, insightful, and interesting. This isn t a bad book in terms of examining the relationship between humans and animals, and their impact on us as long as you re talking about the positive impact The impact on health of close contact with animals leading to zoonotic illnesses is skipped entirely, though, and domestication farming is generally painted as an unambiguously good thing Not that Fagan is wrong in saying that animals have impacted us for the better in many ways, but it felt one sided especially given that there This isn t a bad book in terms of examining the relationship between humans and animals, and their impact on us as long as you re talking about the positive impact The impact on health of close contact with animals leading to zoonotic illnesses is skipped entirely, though, and domestication farming is generally painted as an unambiguously good thing Not that Fagan is wrong in saying that animals have impacted us for the better in many ways, but it felt one sided especially given that t Animals, And Our Ever Changing Relationship With Them, Have Left An Indelible Mark On Human History From The Dawn Of Our Existence, Animals And Humans Have Been Constantly Redefining Their Relationship With One Another, And Entire Civilizations Have Risen And Fallen Upon This Curious Bond We Share With Our Fellow Fauna Brian Fagan Unfolds This Fascinating Story From The First Wolf Who Wandered Into Our Prehistoric Ancestors Camp And Found Companionship, To Empires Built On The Backs Of Horses, Donkeys, And Camels, To The Industrial Age When Some Animals Became Commodities, Often Brutally Exploited, And Others Became Pets, Nurtured And Pampered, Sometimes To Absurd Extremes.Through An In Depth Analysis Of Six Truly Transformative Human Animal Relationships, Fagan Shows How Our Habits And Our Very Way Of Life Were Considerably And Irreversibly Altered By Our Intimate Bond With Animals Among Other Stories, Fagan Explores How Herding Changed Human Behavior How The Humble Donkey Helped Launch The Process Of Globalization And How The Horse Carried A Hearty Band Of Nomads Across The World And Toppled The Emperor Of China.With Characteristic Care And Penetrating Insight, Fagan Reveals The Profound Influence That Animals Have Exercised On Human History And How, In Fact, They Often Drove It.


About the Author: Brian M. Fagan

Brian Murray Fagan born 1 August 1936 is a prolific author of popular archaeology books and a professor emeritus of Anthropology at the University of California, Santa Barbara, California, USA Fagan was born in England where he received his childhood education at Rugby School He attended Pembroke College, Cambridge, where he studied archaeology and anthropology BA 1959, MA 1962, PhD 1965 Brian Murray Fagan born 1 August 1936 is a prolific author of popular archaeology books and a professor emeritus of Anthropology at the University of California, Santa Barbara, California, USA Fagan was born in England where he received his childhood education at Rugby School He attended Pembroke College, Cambridge, where he studied archaeology and anthropology BA 1959, MA 1962, PhD 1965 He spent six years as Keeper of Prehistory at the Livingstone Museum in Zambia, Central Africa, and moved to the U.S.A in 1966 He was Visiting Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Illinois, Champaign Urbana, in 1966 67, and was appointed Professor of Anthropology at the University of California, Santa Barbara, in 1967.Fagan is an archaeological generalist, with expertise in the broad issues of human prehistory He is the author or editor of 46 books, including seven widely used undergraduate college texts Fagan has contributed over 100 specialist papers to many national and international journals He is a Contributing Editor to American Archaeology and Discover Archaeology magazines, and formerly wrote a regular column for Archaeology Magazine He serves on the Editorial Boards of six academic and general periodicals and has many popular magazine credits, including Scientific American and Gentleman s Quarterly.Fagan has been an archaeological consultant for many organizations, including National Geographic Society, Time Life, Encyclop dia Britannica, and Microsoft Encarta He has lectured extensively about archaeology and other subjects throughout the world at many venues, including the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, the National Geographic Society, the San Francisco City Lecture Program, the Smithsonian Institution, and the Getty Conservation Institute.In addition to extensive experience with the development of Public Television programs, Fagan was the developer writer of Where in time is Carmen San Diego, an NPR series in 1984 86 He has worked as a consultant for the BBC, RKO, and many Hollywood production companies on documentaries In 1995 he was Senior Series Consultant for Time Life Television s Lost Civilizations series.Fagan was awarded the 1996 Society of Professional Archaeologists Distinguished Service Award for his untiring efforts to bring archaeology in front of the public He also received a Presidential Citation Award from the Society for American Archaeology in 1996 for his work in textbook, general writing and media activities He received the Society s first Public Education Award in 1997.He has written many critiques of contemporary archaeology and has advocated non traditional approaches, as well as writing extensively on the role of archaeology in contemporary society His approach is a melding of different theoretical approaches, which focuses on the broad issues of human prehistory and the past He is a strong advocate of multidisciplinary approaches to such issues as climate change in the past Over the years, he has written a series of well known textbooks that provide accurate summaries of the latest advances in archaeological method and theory and world prehistory These are designed for beginners and avoid both confusing jargon and major theoretical discussion, which is inappropriate at this basic level His approach melds traditional cultural history withrecent approaches, with a major emphasis on writing historical narrative using archaeological data and sources from other disciplines Fagan is also well known for his public lectures on a wide variety of archaeological and historical topics, delivered to a broad range of archaeological and non archaeological audiences Additional information at Wikipedia.


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