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

Philip Walling

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Atlantic Books
05 August 2019
Social & cultural history; Animals & society; Animal husbandry; Farm & working animals
'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.
By:   Philip Walling
Imprint:   Atlantic Books
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   Main
Dimensions:   Height: 199mm,  Width: 130mm,  Spine: 30mm
Weight:   380g
ISBN:   9781786493071
ISBN 10:   1786493071
Pages:   384
Publication Date:   05 August 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  ELT Advanced ,  Primary
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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.

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

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 *


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