An Edible History of Humanity

An Edible History of Humanity

Audiobook CD - 2009
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The bestselling author of A History of the World in 6 Glasses brilliantly charts how foods have transformed human culture through the ages--from ancient times when the first civilizations were built on barley and wheat in the Near East, millet and rice in Asia, and corn and potatoes in the Americas, to modern times when the foods we choose in the supermarket connect us to global debates about trade, development, the environment, and the adoption of new technologies.
Publisher: [Old Saybrook, Conn.] : Tantor Media, p2009
Edition: Library ed
ISBN: 9781400113088
1400113083
9781400143085
140014308X
Characteristics: 9 sound discs (10.5 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: Wilson, George K.

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ArapahoeZoey Jun 19, 2017

"Just as conveniently there were several plausible explanations for his (Christopher Columbus) failure to find any spices...and of course European's did not know what spices looked like in the wild anyway." 35.5%

ArapahoeZoey Jun 16, 2017

"One of the privileges of wealth is the option to emulate the lifestyles of the rural poor. Wealth tends to distance people from working on the land. Indeed, not having to be a farmer is another way to define wealth." 24.4%

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Aug 01, 2015

A very interesting overview of world history from the perspective of our food - how our relationship with it has changed our approach to life, and, to a lesser extent, how we have changed food

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