Living Fields by Jack Rodney Harlan
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Living Fields
By Jack Rodney Harlan

The Living Fields

Our Agricultural Heritage

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Living Fields by Jack Rodney Harlan

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All civilisations, 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 origins and evolution of agriculture in various parts of the world; a balanced view is presented based on the archaeology, botany, genetics, ecology and anthropology of domesticates and their wild relatives. The basic agricultural systems which emerged from areas yielding traces of the earliest plant and animal domestication are described, and their drastic modification in recent times is considered. In a concluding chapter the present situation is reviewed, and the possible risks of a system which now relies on a relatively small number of species to supply the majority of our food are discussed.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521649926
ISBN-10: 0521649927
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x 16mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 22-Oct-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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A readable account of how, where and when humans learned to domesticate plants and animals.

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