An Edible History of Humanity

An Edible History of Humanity

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The bestselling author of A history of the world in 6 glasses brilliantly charts how foods have transformed human culture through the ages.
Publisher: [Old Saybrook, Con.] : Tantor Media, 2009.
ISBN: 9781400193080
1400193087
Additional Contributors: Wilson, George K.
Contents: Introduction: Ingredients of the past
Part 1: Edible Foundations Of Civilization
1: Invention of farming
2: Roots of modernity
Part 2: Food And Social Structure
3: Food, wealth, and power
4: Follow the food
Part 3: Global Highways Of Food
5: Splinters of paradise
6: Seeds of empire
Part 4: Food, Energy, And Industrialization
7: New world, new foods
8: Steam engine and the potato
Part 5: Food As A Weapon
9: Fuel of war
10: Food fight
Part 6: Food, Population, And Development
11: Feeding the world
12: Paradoxes of plenty
Epilogue: Ingredients of the future
Acknowledgments
Notes
Sources
Index.
Summary: The bestselling author of A history of the world in 6 glasses brilliantly charts how foods have transformed human culture through the ages.

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AL_ZOEY Jun 19, 2017

"Just as conveniently there were several plausible explanations for his (Christopher Columbus) failure to find any spices...and of course European's did not know what spices looked like in the wild anyway." 35.5%

AL_ZOEY Jun 16, 2017

"One of the privileges of wealth is the option to emulate the lifestyles of the rural poor. Wealth tends to distance people from working on the land. Indeed, not having to be a farmer is another way to define wealth." 24.4%

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Aug 01, 2015

A very interesting overview of world history from the perspective of our food - how our relationship with it has changed our approach to life, and, to a lesser extent, how we have changed food

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