An edible history of humanity / Tom Standage.
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- ISBN: 9780802715883 (hardcover)
- ISBN: 0802715885 (hardcover)
- ISBN: 9780802719911
- Physical Description: xiii, 269 p. : ill ; 25 cm.
- Edition: 1st U.S. ed.
- Publisher: New York : Walker & Co., 2009.
Contents / Notes
Includes bibliographical references (p. 249-257) and index.
The edible foundations of civilization -- The invention of farming -- The roots of modernity -- Food and social structure -- Food, wealth, and power -- Follow the food -- Global highways of food -- Splinters of paradise -- Seeds of empire -- Food, energy, and industrialization -- New world, new foods -- The steam engine and the potato -- Food as a weapon -- The fuel of war -- Food fight -- Food, population, and development -- Feeding the world -- Paradoxes of plenty.
The bestselling author of A History of the World in 6 Glasses brilliantly charts how foods have transformed human culture through the ages--from ancient times when the first civilizations were built on barley and wheat in the Near East, millet and rice in Asia, and corn and potatoes in the Americas, to modern times when the foods we choose in the supermarket connect us to global debates about trade, development, the environment, and the adoption of new technologies.
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