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An edible history of humanity, Tom Standage

Label
An edible history of humanity
Title
An edible history of humanity
Statement of responsibility
Tom Standage
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Summary
A lighthearted chronicle of how foods have transformed human culture throughout the ages traces the barley- and wheat-driven early civilizations of the near East through the corn and potato industries in America, comparing the progress of farming cultures to those of hunter-gatherers while citing the pivotal contributions of global trade
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
310889
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
394.1/209
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GT2850
LC item number
.S73 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
An edible history of humanity, Tom Standage
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 249-257) and index
Contents
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
Control code
5059613
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
xiii, 269 p.
Isbn
9780802719911
Lccn
2009005610
Other physical details
ill
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn310224837
  • (OCoLC)310224837
Label
An edible history of humanity, Tom Standage
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 249-257) and index
Contents
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
Control code
5059613
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
xiii, 269 p.
Isbn
9780802719911
Lccn
2009005610
Other physical details
ill
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn310224837
  • (OCoLC)310224837

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