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).

What Standage says is that the Fertile Crescent got its name because it was very...

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