Monday, 2 May 2016

Sheep by Alan Butler

Circle Network Book Review: Sheep – The remarkable story of the humble animal that built the modern world by Alan Butler, paperback 212 pages, £9.99, published by O Books

This book has enhanced my appreciation of this extraordinary animal that has offered humanity not only milk, meat and leather, but precious wool to make textiles over the course of thousands of years. This creature has created trade across nations, created huge industries and supported the wealth of magnates, church and royalty. The book includes breeding information, how cloth was made throughout the ages, important people and places. There are a billion sheep in world today, still working for humanity and asking for very little maintenance in return. No wonder the author devoted an entire book to their history, mythology and value to the human race.  Where would we be if there were no sheep on planet Earth?

Alan Butler is a historian and researcher. He has interests in astronomy and astrology, megalithic structures, mythology, anthropology and numerous other fascinating subjects. He is also the author of almost 30 books, writes stage and radio plays and has numerous TV appearances to his credit. He has also authored (see reviews on the links):
Also by this author:
 Civilisation One
The Templar Continuum
The Goddess, the Grail and the Lodge :
and co-authored: Rosslyn Revisited :

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