Chapter 4. Farmer Power. Agricultural Societies. Agricultural societies produce more food and thus more people. Meat. Meat from livestock replaces wild meat, animals also provide power to pull plows and fertilizer. Sedentary Existence.
History\'s Haves and Have-nots
"Much of human history has consisted of unequal conflicts between the haves and the have-nots: between peoples with farmer power and those without it, or between those who acquired it at different times."
Global Potato Production
"The peoples of areas with a head start on food production thereby gained a head start on the path leading to guns, germs and steel. The result was a long series of collisions between the haves and have-nots of history."
To Farm or Not to Farm
"Those few peoples who remained hunter-gathers into the 20th century escaped replacement by food producers because they were confined to areas not fit for food production, especially deserts and Arctic regions."