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Against the grain : how agriculture has hijacked civilization

Author: Richard Manning
Publisher: New York : North Point Press, 2005, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st pbk. edView all editions and formats
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Richard Manning offers a dramatically revisionist view of recent human evolution, beginning with the vast increase in brain size that set us apart from our primate relatives and brought an accompanying increase in our need for nourishment. He suggests that agriculture as we have practiced it runs against both our grain and nature's. Drawing on the work of anthropologists, biologists, archaeologists, and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Manning
ISBN: 0865477132 9780865477131
OCLC Number: 939047625
Notes: Originally published in 2005.
Description: 232 p. ; 24 cm
Contents: Arousal --
Why agriculture? --
Why agriculture spread --
Hard times --
Modern times --
A vanguard of feudalism --
To see the wizard --
Why we are what we eat --
Hog heaven --
A counteragriculture --
I eat, therefore I kill.
Responsibility: Richard Manning.
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Offers a revisionist view of recent human evolution, beginning with the vast increase in brain size that set us apart from our primate relatives and brought an accompanying increase in our need for  Read more...

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