The domesticated cow is traced through history from caveman to cowboy. Late in the Stone Age man became interested in ways of life other than hunting and took up farming and taming animals. The development of cattle, from the ancient aurochs and the Caltio shorthorns, is briefly described along with a resume of the forms of cattle worship in Egypt, Crete, Assyria. A jump is made to the present, with an explanation of methods of ranching in various parts of the world and a brief history of cattle in the New World. The information is scattered and slight but does provide an idea of the universal dependence on cattle. The watercolor illustrations are dramatic although not very informative.