Edible History of Humanity

Edible History of Humanity

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by Tom Standage
     
 

The bestselling author of A History of the World in 6 Glasses brilliantly charts how foods have transformed human culture through the ages.See more details below

Overview

The bestselling author of A History of the World in 6 Glasses brilliantly charts how foods have transformed human culture through the ages.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802715883
Publisher:
Walker & Company
Publication date:
05/19/2009
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
536,207
Product dimensions:
9.56(w) x 6.30(h) x 1.06(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

INTRODUCTION Ingredients of the Past....................ix
PART I The Edible Foundations of Civilization 1 The Invention of Farming....................3
2 The Roots of Modernity....................16
PART II Food and Social Structure 3 Food, Wealth, and Power....................31
4 Follow the Food....................48
PART III Global Highways of Food 5 Splinters of Paradise....................63
6 Seeds of Empire....................85
PART IV Food, Energy, and Industrialization 7 New World, New Foods....................107
8 The Steam Engine and the Potato....................129
PART V Food as a Weapon 9 The Fuel of War....................145
10 Food Fight....................171
PART VI Food, Population, and Development 11 Feeding the World....................199
12 Paradoxes of Plenty....................221
EPILOGUE Ingredients of the Future....................238
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS....................243
NOTES....................245
SOURCES....................249
INDEX....................259

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