From Wild Animals to Civilization

Diamond, J. (1997). Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies. New York, NY: Norton and Company, Inc. pg. 85 – 113; pg. 131 – 156. “Did the problem lie with the Indians or with the apples?” (p. 134), Diamond asks himself as he investigates the transition from a Hunting-Gathering to Domesticated Food Producing […]

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The Birth of Domestication

Pollan, M. (2001). The Botany of Desire: A Plant’s Eye view of the World. New York, NY: Random House Inc. Pg. xiii – xxv – (BOD) Diamond, J. (1997). Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies. New York, NY: Norton and Company, Inc. Pg. 114 – 130  – (GGS) The evolution of the […]

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Blog #2: “The Triumph of Seeds”

Hanson, T. (2015). The Triumph of Seeds: How Grains Nuts, Kernels, Pulses, & Pips Conquered the Plant Kingdom and Shaped Human History. New York, NY: Basic Books. Pg. XIX-18, 55-80 Through his novel, The Triumph of Seeds: How Grains Nuts, Kernels, Pulses, & Pips Conquered the Plant Kingdom and Shaped Human History, Thor Hanson has caught the […]

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Blog #1: “The 100-Mile Diet”

Smith, A. MacKinnon, J. B. 2007. The 100-mile diet. Toronto: Vintage Canada. p. 1 – 107 First and foremost I would like to  start this “free write” by informing you a little about myself. My name is Jenna Kavanagh and I am studying my 3rd year in the  Natural Resource Sciences program offered at Thompson […]

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