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    [PDF KINDLE] Against the Grain How Agriculture Has Hijacked Civilization BY Richard Manning Free download Ô PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ë Richard Manning March 2 to 3 2013 Coming back to this book after 25 years stewing in sustainable agriculture environmental history and Deep Ecology made me realize how impressive Manning's accomplishment with this book was He fits a vast argument deftly into a relatively short space giving detailed attention to several major aspects of the issue and drawing really respectfully on a really well chosen bibliography books that I have since read many

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    [PDF KINDLE] Against the Grain How Agriculture Has Hijacked Civilization BY Richard Manning Agriculture is one of humankind’s most troublesome experiments and it is now hopelessly in debt It has borrowed soil water and energ

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    [PDF KINDLE] Against the Grain How Agriculture Has Hijacked Civilization BY Richard Manning I was a bit unsure what to expect from this book Manning starts out with some history of agriculture and conflicts between agricultural and huntergatherer type communities and throughout I was rather expecting a Derrick Jensen type conclusion like 'down with agriculture return to the huntergatherer mode' which didn't come In fact the conclusion was just a call for sustainable agriculture which to me seemed like a weak point to

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    [PDF KINDLE] Against the Grain How Agriculture Has Hijacked Civilization BY Richard Manning Agriculture has domesticated humans This is the argument at the center of Richard Manning's stunning history of food Written with journalistic flavor Manning explores the ways that agriculture has diminished human life and threatens the planet itselfThe book begins by exploring the hunter gatherer lifestyle in many ways superior

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    [PDF KINDLE] Against the Grain How Agriculture Has Hijacked Civilization BY Richard Manning Richard Manning ë 6 characters review Against the Grain How Agriculture Has Hijacked Civilization Reads like a agriculturally focused version of Jared Diamond's Guns Germs and Steel On huntingHunting enlivens the senses like no other experience giving me a taste of what it must be like to truly see and hearThe human beings who maintain these hyper refined senses are hunter gatherers Their impressive powers of perception have been noted and detailed by just about every student of hunter gatherer groups It is not only that the

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    Richard Manning ë 6 characters Free download Ô PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ë Richard Manning review Against the Grain How Agriculture Has Hijacked Civilization One day soon I'll give this the full review it deserves

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    [PDF KINDLE] Against the Grain How Agriculture Has Hijacked Civilization BY Richard Manning Richard Manning ë 6 characters This book consists of two halves a history of the world and a political polemic For almost all of our existence as a species humans

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    [PDF KINDLE] Against the Grain How Agriculture Has Hijacked Civilization BY Richard Manning Free download Ô PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ë Richard Manning review Against the Grain How Agriculture Has Hijacked Civilization I think this book was unfortunately made irrelevant by a similar but better book The Omnivore's Dilemma not long after its publication At least I assume Omnivore's Dilemma came after or it's hard to believe Manning would not have uoted Pollan even once Still a fascinating and alarming read though It touched some issues that the Omnivore's Dilemma didn't include like the tremendous toll of shrimp farming on important mangrove ha

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    [PDF KINDLE] Against the Grain How Agriculture Has Hijacked Civilization BY Richard Manning Some of the sociohistorical evidence that Mr Manning brings up to back how agriculture has hijacked civilization are really fascinating and at times shocking The book exposes the reader to substantial bits and pieces of anecdotes from history from the perspective of how our society has evolved and will continue to evolve around agriculture; t

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    review Against the Grain How Agriculture Has Hijacked Civilization [PDF KINDLE] Against the Grain How Agriculture Has Hijacked Civilization BY Richard Manning Richard Manning ë 6 characters I was stunned when I picked up this book I'd been reading about the history of agricultural societies for a while

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Against the Grain How Agriculture Has Hijacked Civilization

Free download Ô PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ë Richard Manning characters Against the Grain How Agriculture Has Hijacked Civilization ñ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Richard Manning ë 6 characters In this provocative wide ranging book Against the Grain 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 For 290000 years we managed to meet that need as hunter gatherers a state in which Manning believes we were at our most human at. March 2 to 3 2013 Coming back to this book after 25 years stewing in sustainable agriculture environmental history and Deep Ecology made me realize how impressive Manning s accomplishment with this book was He fits a vast argument deftly into a relatively short space giving detailed attention to several major aspects of the issue and drawing really respectfully on a really well chosen bibliography books that I have since read many of and that invariably left me much wiser than when I beganManning s argument is concentric moving from the emergence of agriculture at the dawn of the Neolithic inwards to the revolutionary effects of potatoes and sugarcane on European imperialism then to the shift into industrialized agriculture and finally into the commodity grain market its subsidies and its ever elaborate excuses to use up surplus corn and soybeans In the process he takes up the arguments of David Abram in comparing the lifestyles and worldviews of literate and non literate peoples and the arguments of Alfred Crosby s Ecological Imperialism regarding the coadapted biotic community that helped Europeans conuer much of the world and destroy much of its uniue life While his arguments dovetail precisely with those of ideologues like Derrick Jensen and Lierre Keith there is something much relaxed about this book since Manning never seeks to make an exhortation to action and he is certainly not restricting his audience to people within a fringe community of radical environmentalists or vegans in Lierre s case He just explores some fascinating big picture environmental history with a strong edge of Deep Ecology s passion and ecological ecumenicism and with a stubborn insistence on seeing those who suffer under severe hierarchy That paired interest and love without some of the cloying radicalism and near groupthink in the DGR set a set of ideas I buy into deeply and respect than any other politics but a group of people I sometimes find a bit too much makes Manning one of my favorite authors I just love what he sees what he finds interesting and how he paints it His Grassland is shaping up to be an even deeper and lyrical exploration in passionate environmental historyNov 7 to 18 2010 The myth of progress and its poster child agriculture form the central blinders of our culture and likely have done so for agricultural civilizations for their entire history Despite the best efforts of intellectuals like William R Catton Jr and Jared Diamond to foster an ecological perspective it is still extremely difficult to expose yourself especially as an isolated teen to critical perspectives Manning provides the most sweeping thorough accessible and impeccably researched critiue of agriculture I ve yet encountered It deals with the material explored in Diamond s essay but explores so much on top of that The book is bookended with discussion of what it means to live in a hunter gatherer culture or an agricultural one and specifically how relatively impoverished we are now in comparison Then the evolutionary and dietary stage is set and the early development of agriculture is explored Manning sets out many things I already knew that agriculture s main social conseuence is social ineuality and that agriculture means malnutrition but also explores things I dn t been exposed to or thought of yet For example that sedentism enabled agriculture not vice versa that famine has literally been a constant part of agricultural life in all of its manifestations anywhere everThe middle section of the book deals with the processing and commodicization of crops First he discusses sugar and its role in the Industrial Revolution and triangular trade Then another jump ahead takes us to modern American agriculture defined by processing and its needs cheap surpluses of inedible corn soybeans and wheat In short Manning effectively tackles a huge range of historical problems with agriculture His writing is clear and journalistic his sources are treated as though he d interviewed them which is a really good style I think and his points are all elegantly made and well grounded Very much recommended to anyone who s enjoyed Diamond s works who is interested in the problems of modern ag or who cares about things Reading Schumacher and Catton set me on a road toward what may become my new field human ecology Manning s book is a great first step on that official path Diamond s books were clear antecedents of course Its bibliography also seems to be a great list of books on that subject I look forward to digging into them

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Free download Ô PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ë Richard Manning characters Against the Grain How Agriculture Has Hijacked Civilization ñ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Richard Manning ë 6 characters Our smartest strongest most sensually alive But our reliance on food made a secure supply deeply attractive and eventually we embarked upon the agricultural experiment that has been the history of our past 10000 yearsThe evolutionary road is littered with failed experiments however and Manning suggests that agriculture as we have practiced it runs against both our grain and nature's Drawing on the work of anthropologist. One day soon I ll give this the full review it deserves Maria dos Canos Serrados upon the agricultural experiment that has been the history of our past 10000 yearsThe evolutionary road is littered with failed experiments however and Manning suggests that agriculture as we have practiced it runs against both our grain and nature's Drawing on the work of anthropologist. One day soon I ll give this the full review it deserves

Free download Ô PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ë Richard Manning

Free download Ô PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ë Richard Manning characters Against the Grain How Agriculture Has Hijacked Civilization ñ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Richard Manning ë 6 characters S biologists archaeologists and philosophers along with his own travels he argues that not only our ecological ills overpopulation erosion pollution but our social and emotional malaise are rooted in the devil's bargain we made in our not so distant past And he offers personal achievable ways we might re contour the path we have taken to resurrect what is most sustainable and sustaining in our own nature and the planet'. Some of the sociohistorical evidence that Mr Manning brings up to back how agriculture has hijacked civilization are really fascinating and at times shocking The book exposes the reader to substantial bits and pieces of anecdotes from history from the perspective of how our society has evolved and will continue to evolve around agriculture the aim of which is to benefit the few whose goal is to accumulate wealth inevitably at the expense of the masses Observing the world I can t but help agreeing with Mr Manning when he writes The political system cannot be counted on to reform agriculture because any political system is a creation of agriculture a coevolved entity The major forces that shaped and shape our world disease imperialism colonialism slavery trade wealth all are a part of the culture agriculture evolved In terms of readability I had some difficulty reading through the book because topics seemed to jump from one to another rather abruptly Also some of the conclusions that the author draws seemed rather exaggerated I agree with one previous reader who thought that Mr Pollan s Omnivore s Dilemma was a better written book on this topic of how we source our food and its impact on society and our health Nevertheless this book may be a worthwhile read for those interested in the sociohisotrical observations Ni bestias ni dioses up to back how agriculture has hijacked civilization are really fascinating and at times shocking The book exposes the reader to substantial bits and pieces of anecdotes from history from the perspective of how our society has evolved and will continue to evolve around agriculture the aim of which is to benefit the few whose goal is to accumulate wealth inevitably at the expense of the masses Observing the world I can t but help agreeing with Mr Manning when he writes The political system cannot be counted on to reform agriculture because any political system is a creation of agriculture a coevolved entity The major forces that shaped and shape our world disease imperialism colonialism slavery trade wealth all are a part of the culture agriculture evolved In terms of readability I had some difficulty reading through the book because topics seemed to jump from one to another rather abruptly Also some of the conclusions that the author draws seemed rather exaggerated I agree with one previous reader who thought that Mr Pollan s Omnivore s Dilemma was a better written book on this topic of how we source our food and its impact on society and our health Nevertheless this book may be a worthwhile read for those interested in the sociohisotrical observations

  • Paperback
  • 240
  • Against the Grain How Agriculture Has Hijacked Civilization
  • Richard Manning
  • English
  • 14 November 2019
  • 9780865477131