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The Resource Pandora's seed : the unforeseen cost of civilization, Spencer Wells

Pandora's seed : the unforeseen cost of civilization, Spencer Wells

Label
Pandora's seed : the unforeseen cost of civilization
Title
Pandora's seed
Title remainder
the unforeseen cost of civilization
Statement of responsibility
Spencer Wells
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The author of The Journey of Man examines our cultural inheritance in order to find the turning point that led us to the path we are on today, one he believes we must veer from in order to survive. Although this decision to control our own food supply is what propelled us into the modern world, Wells demonstrates that growing grain crops ultimately made humans more sedentary and unhealthy and made the planet more crowded. The expanding population and the need to apportion limited resources such as water created hierarchies and inequalities. Freedom of movement and choice were replaced by a pressure to work that is the forebear of the anxiety and depression millions feel today. Wells offers a hopeful prescription for altering a life to which we were always ill suited, recommending that we change our priorities and self-destructive appetites before it's too late
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1969-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wells, Spencer
Dewey number
304.2
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
GF75
LC item number
.W46 2010
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
GF75
NAL item number
.W46 2010
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Whitman College
  • Nature
  • Agriculture
  • Civilization
  • Agriculture
  • Civilization
  • Nature
  • Nature
  • Agriculture
  • Civilization
Label
Pandora's seed : the unforeseen cost of civilization, Spencer Wells
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-220) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Mystery in the map -- Growing a new culture -- Diseased -- Demented -- Fast-forward -- Heated argument -- Toward a new mythos
Control code
ocn437298762
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvii, 230 pages
Isbn
9780679603740
Lccn
2009040010
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781400062157
  • (OCoLC)437298762
Label
Pandora's seed : the unforeseen cost of civilization, Spencer Wells
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-220) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Mystery in the map -- Growing a new culture -- Diseased -- Demented -- Fast-forward -- Heated argument -- Toward a new mythos
Control code
ocn437298762
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvii, 230 pages
Isbn
9780679603740
Lccn
2009040010
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781400062157
  • (OCoLC)437298762

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