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Terrors of the table : the curious history of nutrition

Author: W B Gratzer (Walter Bruno); American Council of Learned Societies,
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2006.
Series: ACLS Humanities E-Book
Edition/Format:   Computer file : English
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Terrors of the Table tells the absorbing story of our struggle to recognise the connections between diet, health, and disease. Gratzer combines the science of nutrition with a colourful history of  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: W B Gratzer (Walter Bruno); American Council of Learned Societies,
ISBN: 0199205639 9780199205639 9780192806611 0192806610
OCLC Number: 936194640
Notes: "First published, 2005; First published as an Oxford University Press paperback 2006"--T.p. verso.
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 288 p.)
Contents: 1. The Ravages of War ; 2. The Scurvy Wars ; 3. In the Beginning ; 4. Dawn of the Scientific Age ; 5. The Savants' Disputes ; 6. The Poor, the Rich, the Healthy and the Sick ; 7. Cheats and Poisoners ; 8. Paradigm Postponed: The Tardy Arrival of Vitamins ; 9. The Quarry Run to Earth ; 10. Fads and Quacks ; 11. The New Millennium: Profits and the higher quackery ; 12. Appendix: The hard science
Series Title: ACLS Humanities E-Book
Other Titles: Curious history of nutrition
Responsibility: Walter Gratzer.

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An irresistible cavalcade of cranks and charlatans. * Michael Kerrigan, The Scotsman * '...its breadth and liveliness make this an excellent introduction to the one science that touches all of us Read more...

 
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