The author has gathered many facts and sure knows a lot about the subject.
He also does a good job of including ALL of the major centers of plant breeding, including newer additions to the modern field like India and the Philipines.
Most damaging, however, is Kingsbury's treatment of the Organic movement and GM breeding.
I liked this book ok. I ordered it for a book review I did for a class. It was a pretty basic overview, nothing too in depth. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Kester
very well written a nice general history o much of what we eat today and how it got here..i really liked this book and it made a nice gift to a gardening friend.. Read morePublished 16 months ago by J. craig
We owe a tremendous debt of gratitude to Kingsbury. The scope of his research is immense. Others may one day write a better book, but only because Kingsbury made it possible for... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Untel
This is a very interesting and sharp book. Despite of the questionable title (History is, also a science... Read morePublished on March 3, 2012 by Herlânder Ferreira
This book is amazing.
It can group many information about domestication and plant breeding .... Read more
The public discourse on food and feeding the world has been hijacked by the New Age false prophets who have mislead the public as to the working of the food chain. Read morePublished on July 15, 2010 by RBH
The glowing endorsements on the back of the dust jacket are justified. Kingsbury's deeply knowledgeable, knows lots more knowledgeable people. Read morePublished on May 23, 2010 by David Martin
As mentioned by other reviewers, the author is very thorough and knowledgeable about the subject matter. Read morePublished on April 29, 2010 by B. John