The Living Fields: Our Agricultural Heritageby Jack Rodney Harlan
Pub. Date: 10/28/2008
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
All civilisations are founded on agriculture. This balanced account of one of the most fundamental aspects of humankind's march from prehistory to the present day considers the evidence for the origin and evolution of agriculture in various part of the world based on the archaeology, botany, genetics, ecology and anthropology of domesticates and their wild relatives. In a concluding chapter the present situation is reviewed and the possible risks of a system which relies on a relatively small number of species to provide most of our food are discussed.
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Table of Contents
1. 'Of Pride and Prejudice'… Jane Austen; 2. Evolution and revolution: the process of domestication; 3. Stones and bones; 4. The Near East; 5. Africa; 6. The Far East; 7. The Americas; 8. Some traditional techniques; 9. Where we stand; References; Index.
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