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This text provides a compelling narrative world history through the lens of food and farmers. Tracing the world history of agriculture from earliest times to the present, Isett and Miller argue that people rather than markets have been the primary agents of agricultural change, exploring the actions taken by individuals and groups over time.

The book is published by Rowman & Littlefield.

©2017 Rowman & Littlefield (P)2017 Redwood Audiobooks

Critic Reviews

"Written with tremendous clarity and verve by two scholars in complete command of their subject, this is one of the best works of analytical history to have been published in recent years." (Vivek Chibber, New York University)
"An invaluable contribution for scholars, students at all levels, and general readers alike, it truly is a tour de force." (Robert Brenner, University of California - Los Angeles)

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Essential Information that is well presented.

I easily listened a few hours a day over one week to gain a good understanding.

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  • 04-29-21

Very interesting, a little dense

I enjoyed this book very much, it filled in some important gaps in my understanding about world history and the role of agriculture in different times and places. The style is quite dense and academic, it's not written in a popular history style. Sometimes I felt the authors were overly concerned with pushing a particular interpretation of the course of history, but this did not detract from my enjoyment and learning. So as long as you are prepared to concentrate and are interested in the subject, I can heartily recommend this audiobook

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  • Dominic Tweed
  • 02-26-21

Good book.

Excellent book. I particularly enjoyed the discussion of the cotton industry in Togo.

It was almost worth giving Jeff Bezos £6 for. But I'll take comfort in the fact that, however obscenely rich he gets, he can't buy his hair back.