Neda-ye Tarikh is the publisher of the Persian edition translated by Kamyar Abdi.

For hundreds of thousands of years, our ancestors depended on wild plants and animals for survival. They were hunter-gatherers and consummate foraging experts, but taking the world as they found it.

Then a revolution occurred - our ancestors' interaction with other species changed and they began to tame them. The human population boomed; civilization began.

In her new book, ''Tamed'', Alice Roberts uncovers the amazing deep history of ten familiar species with incredible wild pasts: dogs, apples and wheat; cattle; potatoes and chickens; rice, maize and horses - and, finally, humans.

Roberts not only reveals how becoming part of our world changed these animals and plants, but shows how they became our allies, essential to the survival and success of our own species - and to our future.

Enlightening, wide-ranging and endlessly fascinating, ''Tamed'' is an epic story, encompassing hundreds of thousands of years of history and archaeology alongside cutting-edge genetics and anthropology.

Yet it is also a deeply personal journey that will change how we see ourselves and the species on which we have left our mark.

Roberts studied medicine and anatomy at Cardiff University, qualifying in 1997 as a physician with a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MB BCh) degree, having gained an intercalated Bachelor of Science degree in anatomy. She earned a Ph.D. in paleopathology in 2008 from the University of Bristol.

Source:Tehran Times