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An edible history of humanity

Author: Tom Standage; George K Wilson; Tantor Media.
Publisher: [Old Saybrook, Conn.] : Tantor Media Inc., ℗2009.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : DVD audio : MP3 : English : UnabridgedView all editions and formats
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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. An edible history of humanity is an account of how food has helped to shape societies around the world, from the emergence of farming in China by 7,500 BCE to today's use of sugar  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Audiobooks
History
Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Tom Standage; George K Wilson; Tantor Media.
ISBN: 9781400163083 1400163080
OCLC Number: 696768846
Notes: Duration: 10:30:00.
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Performer(s): Read by George K. Wilson.
Description: 1 audio disc (10.5 hr.) : digital, MP3 format ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: This audiobook is encoded in MP3 format and is iPod Ready; it will work with all MP3 players. Please note that this MP3-CD will play only on CD and DVD players or computers that have the ability to play MP3-formatted discs.
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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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. An edible history of humanity is an account of how food has helped to shape societies around the world, from the emergence of farming in China by 7,500 BCE to today's use of sugar cane and corn to make ethanol.

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