...but urge you to acquire it for edification and enjoyment. Denis Murphy is a co-evolutionist, raising serious matters currently affecting humankind, and this book should be accessible to all those interested in humanity and crop plants...I hope that this solo effort will encourage you to become a fan of DJM. (J. T. Walker Experimental Agriculture)This book provides a comprehensive overview of the complex story of human-plant interactions, from the hunter-gatherer of the palaeolithic era, through to the 21st century and the genetic manipulation of crops. (CABI)...this book can safely be recommended as much more than just an up-to-date introduction to a topic fundamental to understanding humanity's past and critical to our species'continued survival. June 2008, Antiquity, Vol. 82, No 316.