skip to content
An edible history of humanity Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

An edible history of humanity

Author: Tom Standage
Publisher: New York : Walker & Co., 2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st U.S. edView all editions and formats
Database:WorldCat
Summary:
From the Publisher: From the bestselling author of A History of the World in Six Glasses, this is a riveting history of humanity told through the foods we eat. Throughout history, food has done more than simply provide sustenance; it has acted as a tool of social transformation, political organization, geopolitical competition, industrial development, military conflict and economic expansion. And today, in the  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tom Standage
ISBN: 9780802715883 0802715885
OCLC Number: 310224837
Description: xiii, 269 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
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.
Responsibility: Tom Standage.

Abstract:

From the Publisher: From the bestselling author of A History of the World in Six Glasses, this is a riveting history of humanity told through the foods we eat. Throughout history, food has done more than simply provide sustenance; it has acted as a tool of social transformation, political organization, geopolitical competition, industrial development, military conflict and economic expansion. And today, in the culmination of a process that has been going on for thousands of years, the foods we choose in the supermarket connect us to global debates about trade, development, and the adoption of new technologies. An Edible History of Humanity is a journey through the uses of food that have helped to shape and transform societies around the world, from prehistory to the present. Drawing on genetics, archaeology, anthropology, ethno-botany and economics, the story of these gastronomic revolutions is a deeply satisfying account of the whole of human history.

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.

Similar Items

Related Subjects:(8)

User lists with this item (11)

Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/310224837>
library:oclcnum"310224837"
library:placeOfPublication
library:placeOfPublication
owl:sameAs<info:oclcnum/310224837>
rdf:typeschema:Book
rdfs:seeAlso
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:author
schema:bookEdition"1st U.S. ed."
schema:datePublished"2009"
schema:description"From the Publisher: From the bestselling author of A History of the World in Six Glasses, this is a riveting history of humanity told through the foods we eat. Throughout history, food has done more than simply provide sustenance; it has acted as a tool of social transformation, political organization, geopolitical competition, industrial development, military conflict and economic expansion. And today, in the culmination of a process that has been going on for thousands of years, the foods we choose in the supermarket connect us to global debates about trade, development, and the adoption of new technologies. An Edible History of Humanity is a journey through the uses of food that have helped to shape and transform societies around the world, from prehistory to the present. Drawing on genetics, archaeology, anthropology, ethno-botany and economics, the story of these gastronomic revolutions is a deeply satisfying account of the whole of human history."
schema:description"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."
schema:exampleOfWork<http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/142146408>
schema:genre"History."
schema:inLanguage"en"
schema:name"An edible history of humanity"
schema:numberOfPages"269"
schema:publisher
schema:workExample
schema:workExample

Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.