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Plant domestication and the origins of the agriculture in the ancient Near East

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Plant domestication and the origins of the agriculture in the ancient Near East / Shahal Abbo and Avi Gopher, with a contribution from Gila Kahila Bar-Gal ; English translation: Halo (Hilla) Ben Asher.
Author
Abbo, Shahal
Publication
Cambridge ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2022.

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xvii, 270 pages : illustrations, maps; 26 cm
Uniform Title
Biyut ha-tsemaḥịm u-reshit ha-ḥạḳla'ut ba-Mizraḥ ha-Ḳarov. English
Alternative Title
Biyut ha-tsemaḥịm u-reshit ha-ḥạḳla'ut ba-Mizraḥ ha-Ḳarov.
Subjects
Bibliography (note)
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
Additional Formats (note)
  • Also available online.
Contents
Chapter 1. -- What Is the Agricultural Revolution? -- Chapter 2. -- From hunters-gatherers to farmers in the Near East: archaeological background -- Chapter 3. -- Models that describe and explain the agricultural revolution, including plant domestication -- Chapter 4. -- The plant formations of the Fertile Crescent and the wild progenitors of the domesticated founder crops -- Chapter 5. -- The difference between wild and domesticated plants -- Chapter 6. -- Traditional versus modern agriculture: stability vs. maximization -- Chapter 7. -- The differences between plant domestication and crop evolution under traditional and modern farming systems -- Chapter 8. -- The differences between cereal and legume crops in the Near East -- Chapter 9. -- The choice of plant species for domestication: agronomic and dietary considerations -- Chapter 10. -- Where and when did near eastern plant domestication occur? -- Chapter 11. -- Domestication of fruit trees in the Near East -- Chapter 12. -- Plant evolution under domestication -- Chapter 13. -- A global view of plant domestication in other world regions: Asia, Africa and America -- Chapter 14. -- Animal domestication in the Near East by Gila Kahila Bar-Gal -- Chapter 15. -- Plant domestication and early Near Eastern agriculture: summary and conclusions.
Call Number
JFF 22-465
ISBN
  • 9781108493642
  • 1108493645
  • 9781108737708
  • 1108737706
LCCN
2021036430
OCLC
1263247049
Author
Abbo, Shahal, author.
Title
Plant domestication and the origins of the agriculture in the ancient Near East / Shahal Abbo and Avi Gopher, with a contribution from Gila Kahila Bar-Gal ; English translation: Halo (Hilla) Ben Asher.
Publisher
Cambridge ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2022.
Edition
First edition.
Type of Content
text
Type of Medium
unmediated
Type of Carrier
volume
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary
"The Agricultural Revolution - including the domestication of plants and animals in the Near East -- that occurred 10,500 years ago ended millions of years of human existence in small, mobile, egalitarian communities of hunters-gatherers. This Neolithic transformation led to the formation of sedentary communities that produced crops such as wheat, barley, peas, lentils, chickpeas and flax and domesticated range of livestock, including goats, sheep, cattle and pigs. All of these plants and animals still play a major role in the contemporary global economy and nutrition. This agricultural revolution also stimulated the later development of the first urban centres. This volume examines the origins and development of plant domestication in the Ancient Near East, along with various aspects of the new Man-Nature relationship that characterizes food-producing societies. It demonstrates how the rapid, geographically localized, knowledge-based domestication of plants was a human initiative that eventually gave rise to Western civilizations and the modern human condition"-- Provided by publisher.
Additional Formats
Also available online.
Added Author
Gopher, Avi, author.
Bar-Gal, Gila Kahila contributor.
Ben Asher, Halo translator.
Other Form:
Online version: Abbo, Shahal. Origins of plant domestication in the ancient Near East First edition New York : Cambridge University Press, 2022 9781108642491 (DLC) 2021036431
Research Call Number
JFF 22-465
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