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Food : a very short introduction

Author: J R Krebs
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2013.
Series: Very short introductions, 366.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"In this Very Short Introduction, Prof Lord John Krebs provides a brief history of human food, from our remote ancestors 3 million years ago to the present day. By looking at the four great transitions in human food - cooking, agriculture, processing, and preservation - he considers a variety of questions, including why people like some kinds of foods and not others; how your senses contribute to flavor; the role of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: J R Krebs
ISBN: 9780199661084 0199661081
OCLC Number: 852806126
Description: xiv, 130 pages ; 18 cm.
Contents: The gourmet ape --
I like it! --
When food goes wrong --
You are what you eat --
Feeding the nine billion.
Series Title: Very short introductions, 366.
Responsibility: John Krebs.
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Drawing on a mixture of science and history, Professor Lord John Krebs looks at the development of food and the four great transitions that affected the way we eat. From issues such as the obesity  Read more...

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A necessary contribution to the field. * Times Literary Supplement * excellent book * Financial Times *

 
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