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An Edible History of Humanity

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Binding: Paperback
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ISBN: 9780802719911
Publisher: Walker & Company
Language: English
Page Count: 269
Publication Date: 1/1/2010
Size: 8.27" l x 5.46" w x 0.80"
Series: N/A

Category Subject
Cooking, Food & Wine History
More than simply sustenance, food historically has been a kind of technology, changing the course of human progress by helping to build empires, promote industrialization, and decide the outcomes of wars. Tom Standage draws on archaeology, anthropology, and economics to reveal how food has helped shape and transform societies around the world, from the emergence of farming in China by 7500 b.c. to the use of sugar cane and corn to make ethanol today. An Edible History of Humanity is a fully satisfying account of human history.

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