The Resource An edible history of humanity, Tom Standage

An edible history of humanity, Tom Standage

Label
An edible history of humanity
Title
An edible history of humanity
Statement of responsibility
Tom Standage
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From the Publisher: From the bestselling author of A History of the World in Six Glasses, this is a riveting history of humanity told through the foods we eat. Throughout history, food has done more than simply provide sustenance; it has acted as a tool of social transformation, political organization, geopolitical competition, industrial development, military conflict and economic expansion. And today, in the culmination of a process that has been going on for thousands of years, the foods we choose in the supermarket connect us to global debates about trade, development, and the adoption of new technologies. An Edible History of Humanity is a journey through the uses of food that have helped to shape and transform societies around the world, from prehistory to the present. Drawing on genetics, archaeology, anthropology, ethno-botany and economics, the story of these gastronomic revolutions is a deeply satisfying account of the whole of human history
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Standage, Tom
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GT2850
LC item number
.S73 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Food habits
  • Food preferences
  • Agriculture
  • Food
  • Food
  • Agriculture
  • Food
  • Food habits
  • Food preferences
  • Food
Label
An edible history of humanity, Tom Standage
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 249-257) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The edible foundations of civilization -- The invention of farming -- The roots of modernity -- Food and social structure -- Food, wealth and power -- Follow the food -- Global highways of food -- Splinters of paradise -- Seeds of empire -- Food, energy and industrialisation -- New world, new foods -- The steam engine and the potato -- Food as a weapon -- The fuel of war -- Food fight -- Food, population, and development -- Feeding the world -- Paradoxes of plenty
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
xiii, 269 pages
Isbn
9780802715883
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2009005610
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)310224837
  • (OCoLC)ocn310224837
Label
An edible history of humanity, Tom Standage
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 249-257) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The edible foundations of civilization -- The invention of farming -- The roots of modernity -- Food and social structure -- Food, wealth and power -- Follow the food -- Global highways of food -- Splinters of paradise -- Seeds of empire -- Food, energy and industrialisation -- New world, new foods -- The steam engine and the potato -- Food as a weapon -- The fuel of war -- Food fight -- Food, population, and development -- Feeding the world -- Paradoxes of plenty
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
xiii, 269 pages
Isbn
9780802715883
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2009005610
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)310224837
  • (OCoLC)ocn310224837

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