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An edible history of humanity

Author: Tom Standage
Publisher: New York : Walker & Co., 2010, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Pbk. edView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tom Standage
ISBN: 9780802719911 0802719910
OCLC Number: 462907936
Description: xiii, 269 pages : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm
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 industrialisation --
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.
Responsibility: Tom Standage.

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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.

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