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

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

By Walling, Philip

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The story of the relationship between humankind and cattle, from the Sunday Times bestselling author of Counting Sheep.

ISBN 9781786493071
Barcode 9781786493071
Published 5 August 2019 by Atlantic Books
Format Paperback, Main
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ISBN-13 9781786493071
ISBN-10 1786493071
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Atlantic Books
Imprint Atlantic Books
Publication Date 5 August 2019
International Publication Date 6 June 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback, Main
Edition Main
Author(s) By Walling, Philip
Category Social & Cultural History
Animals & Society
Animal Husbandry
Farm & Working Animals
Number of Pages 384
Dimensions Width: 130mm
Height: 199mm
Spine: 30mm
Weight 380g
Interest Age 16+ years
Reading Age 16+ years
Library of Congress Cattle - History, Cattle - Social aspects, Human-animal relationships
NBS Text Natural History: Animal & Wildlife
ONIX Text General/trade;College/higher education;Professional and scholarly
Dewey Code 636.2009
Catalogue Code 1005978

Description of this Book

'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 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.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Wondrous... Walling loves cows and I love his book. It intrigues and feeds just like a big, beautiful cow. -- John Lewis-Stempel * Countryfile * Engaging... Lively... Fascinating * Spectator * Entertaining... A colourful and informative romp through the history of native breeds, brought to life through delightful anecdotes. * Country Life * 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 * A well-researched, uncynical and thought-provoking book. It is also an elegy to a dying industry. -- Nigel Farndale * The Times *
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 4 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Philip Walling started out farming in Cumbria, then trained as a barrister and practised for twenty-five years, before turning to writing. From the law he brings learning and rigour, while his roots in the land give him a passion for and deep understanding of the landscape and people of rural England - a combination which lends a unique perspective to his work. He now lives in Northumberland. His first book, Counting Sheep, was a Sunday Times bestseller.

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