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The Biggest Estate on Earth by Bill Gammage
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Nov 20, 2016

really liked it

Gammage relentlessly and persistently drums his message home until even the most reluctant non-believer must see what is so evident in all the paintings and writings from this time. His extensive use of primary sources almost feels overwhelming in sections, as quote after quote is used to support his premise.
If a comprehensive variety of sources and repetition can prove a point, then Gammage should consider his point proved!

In his Introduction, Gammage states,
They first managed country for plants. They knew which grew where, and which they must tend or transplant. Then they managed the animals. Knowing which plants animals prefer let them burn to associate the sweetest feed, the best shelter, the safest scrub. they established a circuit of such places, activating the next as the last was exhausted or its animals fled. In this way they could predict where animals would be. they travelled to known resources, and made them not merely sustainable, but abundant, convenient and predictable.
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Reading Progress

December 3, 2014 – Started Reading
December 3, 2014 – Shelved
May 14, 2015 – Shelved as: to-read
October 7, 2015 –
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18.43%
November 9, 2016 –
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28.34%
November 10, 2016 –
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32.03%
November 12, 2016 –
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34.79%
November 12, 2016 –
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39.86%
November 12, 2016 –
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November 13, 2016 –
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42.86%
November 14, 2016 –
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49.08%
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November 18, 2016 –
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53.69%
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November 20, 2016 –
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64.52%
November 20, 2016 –
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70.51%
November 20, 2016 – Finished Reading

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