"History of the World" by Simon BarnesAllsorted
The Extraordinary story of the 100 animals who have had the greatest impact on our world and the way we view it, including:
How we welcomed wolves into our home, and bred them to become our favourite pets: dogs.
The saola, a bovid from Vietnam that was only discovered in 1992, but may be on the verge of extinction.
How we discovered that octopuses are capable of observational learning.
And how polar bears, once seen as the wrath of God, are now victims of the wrath of humankind.