According to Standage, how did the Fertile Crescent get its name?  

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I assume that you are referring to Tom Standage and to his book A History of the World in Six Glasses.  If that is the case, the answer to this can be found on page 13 and following (at least in some copies of the book).

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I assume that you are referring to Tom Standage and to his book A History of the World in Six Glasses.  If that is the case, the answer to this can be found on page 13 and following (at least in some copies of the book).

What Standage says is that the Fertile Crescent got its name because it was very fertile (no surprise there).  Specifically, Standage says that this area had thick patches of wild wheat and barley.  In other words, it was a very fertile place for these kinds of plants to grow.  Standage also implies that part of the reason for calling it that was the fact that there were lots of wild sheep, goats, and pigs.  Between the animals and the plants, this made the area a very good place for agriculture to start.  That is another reason you could give.

So -- it was a good place to grow plants and it had lots of domesticable wild animals.  This made it a good place for agriculture to start.

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