There's also a lot of fascinating information about the origins of agriculture (as well as the origins of writing, animal domestication, shipbuilding, nationstates, etc.) in the great book "Guns, Germs, and Steel: The fates of human societies"
, by Jared Diamond. I received this book for Christmas and hugely enjoyed it. It won the Pulitzer Prize, and I can certainly understand why. It's more informative (and a hell of a lot more interesting) than most college courses.
I've got that one on my bedside table, but it's so dense and chewy that I read it in little dribs and drabs. I've never had a good enough memory to just breeze through books like that.
posted on 04/14/2004 8:06:21 AM PDT
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