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Review: Pandora's Seed: The Unforeseen Cost of Civilization

User Review  - Stephanie (LitLoversLane.com) - Goodreads

Review @ www.LitLoversLane.com After reading Wells' The Journey of Man and loving it, I couldn't wait to dig into Pandora's Seed, which promised to illuminate how “advanced” the hunter-gatherer ... Read full review

Review: Pandora's Seed: The Unforeseen Cost of Civilization

User Review  - Michael - Goodreads

The book is informative and opens doors to further explorations. Rather than including notes and a bibliography, Wells ends with a discursive section called "Sources and Further Readings," arranged by ... Read full review

Review: Pandora's Seed: The Unforeseen Cost of Civilization

User Review  - James Lamp - Goodreads

Essentially, this book is about the paradigm shift in human evolution from the hunter-gatherer diet and lifestyle to the agricultural diet and lifestyle. Much of it deals with domestication of plants ... Read full review

Review: Pandora's Seed: The Unforeseen Cost of Civilization

User Review  - Krissy Obermark - Goodreads

If I had one major complaint about this book it would be the author's overwhelming background knowledge in EVERYTHING. He leaped around from DNA to Thomas Malthus to America Samoa to malaria only to ... Read full review

Review: Pandora's Seed: The Unforeseen Cost of Civilization

User Review  - Richard Williams - Goodreads

i like the author's writing and the work he is doing in human genetics, i'm not so sure about this book however. it's a bit odd and disorganized. he has a really good idea. how has the genetics of ... Read full review

Review: Pandora's Seed: The Unforeseen Cost of Civilization

User Review  - Terence - Goodreads

Spencer Wells argues in Pandora's Seed that there are two critical events in humanity's (relatively) recent past that have pushed us onto the path leading to modern civilization. Two cusps that have ... Read full review

Review: Pandora's Seed: The Unforeseen Cost of Civilization

User Review  - Gabriel - Goodreads

Pandora's Seed, while containing all the essential ingredients to make me giddy - Natufians, evolutionary history, the rise and fall of empires - never quite congealed into a focused or inventive text ... Read full review

Review: Pandora's Seed: The Unforeseen Cost of Civilization

User Review  - Colin - Goodreads

Interesting, sprawling, book which tackles ideas relating to how actions our distant ancestors took - such as with the development of a sedentary, agricultural way of life - led to our current, modern ... Read full review

Review: Pandora's Seed: The Unforeseen Cost of Civilization

User Review  - Joe - Goodreads

Are you aware that every major inheritable food-related illness can be linked to changes to the human genome within the last 10,000 years? Or that by the end of the century illnesses to obesity are ... Read full review


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