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The World's Greatest Fix: A History of Nitrogen and Agriculture
by G.J. Leigh
In the tradition of Jared Diamond's Guns, Germs, and Steel, this gives the very early history of how human ingenuity overcame the risk of famine through productive agriculture. Starting with a layman's guide to the chemistry of nitrogen fixation, the book goes on to show how humans emerged from nomadic lifestyles and began developing towns and settlements. When they for ...more
Hardcover, 242 pages
Published July 1st 2004 by Oxford University Press, USA
(first published January 1st 2004)
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