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Feast : why humans share food

Author: Martin Jones
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In Feast, Martin Jones reconstructs the development of the meal, with the help of the latest archaeological techniques: from chimpanzees at a kill to university professors at a formal feast, from a Roman banquet to the TV dinner and the drive-through diner. Spanning half a million years, this account reveals the history of the meal and its huge impact both on the society and the ecology of the planet."--Jacket.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Jones, Martin, 1951-
Feast.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2007
(OCoLC)607592219
Online version:
Jones, Martin, 1951-
Feast.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2007
(OCoLC)607749930
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Martin Jones
ISBN: 9780199209019 0199209014 9780199533527 0199533520
OCLC Number: 75713258
Awards: Winner of Guild of Food Writers FOOD BOOK OF THE YEAR 2008.
Description: xiii, 364 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: A return to the hearth --
Are we so different? : how apes eat --
In search of big game --
Fire, cooking, and growing a brain --
Naming and eating --
Among strangers --
Seasons of the feast --
Hierarchy and the food chain --
Eating in order to be --
Far from the hearth --
The stomach and the soul --
A global food web.
Responsibility: Martin Jones.
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From the earliest evidence of human consumption around half a million years ago to the era of the TV dinner and the drive-through diner, this fascinating account unfolds the history of the human meal  Read more...

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Jones offers much that is both fascinating and illuminating. * Kate Colquhoun, The Telegraph (Review) * A lively, wide-ranging study. * The Scotsman * Will delight most anthropologists and Read more...

 
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