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Pandora's seed : the unforeseen cost of civilization

Author: Spencer Wells
Publisher: London : Allen Lane, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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10,000 years ago, humans made a decision to change our relationship with nature: instead of hunting and gathering, we developed agriculture.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Spencer Wells
ISBN: 9780713997552 0713997559
OCLC Number: 506174391
Description: xv, 230 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Forward. --
One. Mystery in the map. --
Two. Growing a new culture. --
Three. Diseased. --
Four. Demented. --
Five. Fast-forward. --
Six. Heated argument. --
Seven. Towards a new Mythos. --
Acknowledgments. --
Sources and further reading. --
Index.
Responsibility: Spencer Wells.

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