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

User Review  - Eric Debellis - Goodreads

Perfect for anyone who's brain tends to jump from one implication of a premise to the next rapidly. In Pandora's Seed, Wells artfully traces the trappings of modern life to their roots in the ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Donna - Goodreads

This book was not what I thought it was but I enjoyed listening to his theories. It was definitely thought provoking. With books like this, I always feel cautious about the regurgitation of facts ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Ben - Goodreads

This is one of the most disappointing books I've ever read. The version I read has the subtitle "Why the Hunter-Gatherer Holds the Key to Our Survival", though it seems that only lesson Wells has ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Richard Reese - Goodreads

Spencer Wells is a geneticist who gathers DNA samples from around the world and uses them to analyze evolutionary history. Mutations occur from time to time, and they provide landmarks in our genetic ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Claire - Goodreads

Starts off fine, with the clear point of the rise of agriculture leading to negative consequences, but I think it loses ground midway where he starts focusing on more futuristic things, such as ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Carlos - Goodreads

I really enjoyed this book. Especially the center chapters where he was discussing the social issues that came from the development civilization. In the chapter "Demented", his brief treatment of ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Brett Williams - Goodreads

Is human balance impossible? According to Wells, we traded longer, healthier lives in greater balance with nature (though not perfection) with less or almost no warfare as hunter-gatherers, for ... Read full review

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  - JS Found - Goodreads

An elegant, scientific argument that certain aspects of what we all live in in, civilization, are very bad for us. When humans went from hunter-gatherers to the creation of agriculture ten thousand ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Heath - Goodreads

Lots of info, scientific details, jumps around the entire planet and throughout millions of years. I did soak up loads of knowledge. Spencer Wells explains what happened, how we (humans) transformed ... Read full review


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