John Reader

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John Reader


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An author and photojournalist with more than forty years' professional experience. He holds an Honorary Research Fellowship in the Department of Anthropology at U.C.L. ...more

Average rating: 4.08 · 2,568 ratings · 269 reviews · 20 distinct worksSimilar authors
Africa: A Biography of the ...

4.17 avg rating — 1,777 ratings — published 1997 — 11 editions
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Potato: A History of the Pr...

3.83 avg rating — 425 ratings — published 2008 — 12 editions
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Cities

3.68 avg rating — 190 ratings — published 2004 — 8 editions
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Missing Links: In Search of...

4.32 avg rating — 68 ratings — published 1982 — 9 editions
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Man on Earth: A Celebration...

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Africa

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Rise of Life: First 3.5 Bil...

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Kilimanjaro

3.17 avg rating — 6 ratings — published 1982 — 2 editions
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Mount Kenya

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Entering the New Theologica...

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“It is remarkable how often the first interpretations of new evidence have confirmed the preconceptions of its discoverers.”
John Reader, Missing Links: In Search of Human Origins
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“Once established for a few generations, civilization might seem durable enough to last forever. But the skin of enlightened self-interest is very delicate, easily eroded, and the human capacity for unspeakable barbarity lies just beneath its surface.”
John Reader, Africa: A Biography of the Continent

“Neither cereals nor pulses can match its generosity: the potato is the best all-round bundle of nutrition known.”
John Reader, Potato: A History Of The Propitious Esculent

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