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Living Fields Our Agricultural Heritage

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ISBN-10: 0521401127

ISBN-13: 9780521401128

Edition: 1995

Authors: Jack Rodney Harlan

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All civilizations, ancient and modern, are founded on agriculture. In this fascinating account of one of the most fundamental aspects of humankind's march from prehistory to the present day, the author considers the evidence for the origin and evolution of agriculture in various parts of the world and presents a balanced view based on the archaeology, botany, genetics, ecology and anthropology of domesticates and their wild relatives. The book describes the basic agricultural systems that emerged from areas yielding traces of the earliest plant and animal domestication and considers their drastic modification in recent times. The present situation is reviewed and the possible risks of a…    
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Book details

List price: $139.00
Copyright year: 1995
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 9/7/1995
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 288
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

'Of Pride and Prejudice'
Evolution and revolution: the process of domestication
Stones and bones
The Near East
Africa
The Far East
The Americas
Some traditional techniques
Where we stand
References
Index