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How food made history

Author: B W Higman
Publisher: Chichester, West Sussex ; Malden, Mass. : Wiley-Blackwell, 2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Covering 5,000 years of global history, How Food Made History traces the changing patterns of food production and consumption that have molded economic and social life and contributed fundamentally to the development of government and complex societies. Charts the changing technologies that have increased crop yields, enabled the industrial processing and preservation of food, and made transportation possible over  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Llibres electrònics
History
Geschiedenis (vorm)
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Higman, B.W., 1943-
How food made history.
Chichester, West Sussex ; Malden, Mass. : Wiley-Blackwell, 2012
(DLC) 2011022726
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: B W Higman
ISBN: 9781444344646 1444344641 144434465X 9781444344653 1444344668 9781444344660 1405189487 9781405189484 1405189479 9781405189477
OCLC Number: 759159372
Description: 1 online resource (x, 265 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: The creation of food worlds --
Genetics and geography --
Forest, farm, factory --
Hunting, herding, fishing --
Preservation and processing --
Trade --
Cooking, class, and consumption --
National, regional, and global cuisines --
Eating well, eating badly --
Starving.
Responsibility: B.W. Higman.

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How Food Made History offers a wide-ranging overview of 5,000 years of global history, a period dominated by agriculture and urbanization. It traces the changing patterns of food production and  Read more...

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... an excellent short introduction for the general reader. (BBC History Magazine, 1 October 2012)

 
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