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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 10 months ago by judy h upton
I thoroughly enjoyed Manning's look at how agriculture (not food production) has manipulated civilization to where it is today. Read morePublished 22 months ago 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 23 months ago 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 23 months ago 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
This book is mostly a history of socio-economic effects that agriculture has had on the history of civilization. As that, it is in excellent book. Read morePublished on August 5, 2012 by JDepew