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I am a scientist. The layman should read this book as I believe all will benefit from more than the prevailing viewpoint that our agricultural history was sound. Read morePublished 2 months ago by A Biogeochemicalcyclist
It is difficult to continue to sort out the aspects of production and political. No question we can make the products and no question that the political mavens can influence the... Read morePublished 13 months ago by George S. Upton
I thoroughly enjoyed Manning's look at how agriculture (not food production) has manipulated civilization to where it is today. Read morePublished on April 4, 2014 by Tim Leifer
Manning is a comprehensive writer with a well-documented historical perspective on the anthropology of human farming. Goes beyond the common "green" books. Makes one think.Published on March 18, 2014 by Ric Farrell
All of Manning's writings are both educational and full of theory. His viewpoints about agriculture have changed my outlook on many things. Read morePublished on March 15, 2014 by Noel
I loved the view from fifty thousand feet and eons of time. This book puts presents a high level perspective and megatons of food for thought.Published on November 27, 2013 by Charles F. Tutt
If you're new to this subject you'll enjoy this book as the author writes quite well and has a great command of the subject, the data, and issues. Read morePublished on September 17, 2013 by magellan
Like most books of a commentary nature, Richard Manning spends most of these pages describing how agriculture changed the world, and not with the all too common culture hype. Read morePublished on November 4, 2012 by Jerry