The Incredible History of Animals
Original title: L’incroyable histoire des animaux
The Animal, what makes us Human
A journey through Human and Animal relationships:
Did you know that without the wolf, man wouldn’t have been able to adapt? That conquests and empires were made possible thanks to horses?
Animals have not just experienced History by our side. They have also played a role in the success of the human race.
This book is a graphic fresco telling the fascinating tale of animals’ existence alongside us, from the past to the cyborg animals of the future.
Why were cats deemed to be forces of the devil in the Middle Ages? Did you know that a sheep, a rooster and a duck were passengers on Man’s first flight, in the Montgolfier brothers’ balloon?
That it’s thanks to a butterfly that we can use our computers today? Why has man alternated between venerating and disdaining animals? When did we begin to believe that they are only tools and resources? All the answers lie in this enriching volume.
- The first graphic novel to explore the relationship between Man and Animals
- Combines facts and anecdotes
- The simultaneously realistic and fantastic illustration style of Olivier Martin.