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Against the Grain: How Agriculture Has Hijacked Civilization

by Richard Manning

In this bold book, Richard Manning narrates a fascinating revisionist history of agriculture, from the domestication of plants and animals ten thousand years ago to today's corporate megafarms. Instead of a bucolic Ur-myth, Manning portrays an enterprise that was from its inception expansionist, and that did not so much accompany colonialism as drive it. Drawing on the work of anthropologists, biologists, archaeologists, and historians, as well as on his own extensive research, he traces a commodification of grain that has reached its apex in contemporary agribusiness and that has helped to build some of the most familiar -- and dysfunctional -- features of our political and economic landscape.

Grassland: The History, Biology, Politics, and Promise of the American Prairie

by Richard Manning

The author, an award-winning journalist and nature writer, looks at the grasslands of the American West and Midwest, tracing the region from pre-history to the present. He discusses attempts to control the land and efforts to restore native grasses and wild herds of buffalo, and visits Ted Turner's progressive and controversial Montana ranch. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

What's Inside Shells

by Richard Manning Angela Royston

Why does a sea urchin have sharp spines? What does a tortoise look like inside his shell? How can you tell how old an oyster is? Take a look! What's Inside? is a fascinating new series that looks beneath the surface of everyday things and explains how and why they work as they do. With a unique combination of vivid photography and colorful illustration, What's Inside? peels away the outer layers to reveal an exciting world for children to explore.

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