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Science  11 Nov 2016:
Vol. 354, Issue 6313, pp. 713
DOI: 10.1126/science.aai8771

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In Evolution Made to Order, Helen Anne Curry offers a fascinating foray into a mutated cornucopia of agricultural and horticultural products and the tools that made them. Viewing biological innovation as little different from "any other modern industrial product," Curry firmly plants her history of biological innovation within both the history of larger technological systems and the promissory realm that links scientific and commercial ingenuity, industrial efficiency, and democratic demand.