Book

Fifty animals that changed the course of history / written by Eric Chaline.

(Author).
  • ISBN: 9781554078974
  • ISBN: 1554078970
  • Description: 223 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), ports. (some col.) ; 24 cm.
  • Publisher: Richmond Hill, Ont. ; Firefly Books ;

Available copies

  • 3 copies at NOBLE (All Libraries).

Current holds

0 current holds with 3 total copies.

Library Location Call Number Status Due Date
Beverly Main Adult Nonfiction QL 85 .C546 2011 (Text to phone) Available -
Gloucester Adult Nonfiction 590/Chaline (Text to phone) Available -
Northern Essex - Lawrence Campus Stacks QL85 .C43 2011 (Text to phone) Available -

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 218-219) and index.
Contents Note: Mosquito : Anopheles gambiae -- Honeybee : Apis mellifera -- Common minke whale : Balaenoptera acutorostrata -- American buffalo : Bison bison -- Spiny dye-murex : Bolinus brandaris -- Silkworm : Bombyx mori -- Cow : Bos taurus -- Camel : Camelus dromedarius -- Wolf : Canis lupus subsp. -- Dog : Canis lupus familiaris -- Goat : Capra hircus -- North American beaver : Castor canadensis -- North Atlantic herring : Clupea harengus -- Pigeon : Columba spp. -- Carp : Cyprinus carpio spp. -- Cochineal : Dactylopius coccus -- Fruit fly : Drosophila melanogaster -- Donkey : Equus asinus -- Horse : Equus ferus caballus -- Falcon : Falco peregrinus -- Cat : Felis catus -- Atlantic cod : Gadus morhua -- Chicken : Gallus gallus domesticus -- Darwin's finches : Geospiga spp. -- Bald eagle : Haliaeetus leucocephalus -- Leech : Hirudo medicinalis -- Iguanodon : Iguanodon bernissartensis -- Llama : Lama glama -- Elephant : Loxodonta africana -- Earthworm : Lumbricus terrestris -- Spanish fly : Lytta vesicatoria -- Turkey : Meleagris gallopavo subsp. -- Cobra : Naja naja -- Common rabbit : Oryctolagus cuniculus -- Sheep : Ovis aries -- Chimpanzee : Pan troglodytes -- Lion : Panthera leo -- Louse : Pediculus humanus -- Seal : Phoca spp. -- Oyster : Pinctada radiata -- Bat : Pipistrellus pipistrellus -- Reindeer : Rangifer tarandus -- Dodo : Raphus cucullatus -- Rat : Rattus spp. -- Scarab beetle : Scarabaeus sacer -- Desert locust : Schistocerca gregaria -- Schistosome : Schistosoma mansoni -- Pig : Sus domesticus -- Oriental rat flea : Xenopsylla cheopis -- Human : Homo sapiens.
Summary: The 50 animals include the horse, dog, rat, whale, reindeer, beaver, flea, leech, dodo, falcon, oyster and shark. These creatures, great and small, have played central roles in the evolution of humankind, but they have remained at the periphery of our understanding of history. Whether it is an advancement in scientific knowledge, a trade war, disease and death, battles won and lost, or encounters with explorers in unknown lands, these animals have changed the course of history.
Subject: Animals and civilization.
Animals and history.
Human-animal relationships > History.
Domestic animals > History.