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- DescriptionMore than simply sustenance, food historically has been a kind of techlogy, 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 ecomics 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 ethal today. An Edible History of Humanity is a fully satisfying account of human history.
- Author BiographyTom Standage is business editor at The Economist magazine and the author of four works of history, including A History of the World in 6 Glasses and The Victorian Internet. He has also written for the Guardian, the New York Times, Wired, and other publications. He is married and has two children.
- Author(s)Tom Standage
- PublisherWalker & Company
- Date of Publication03/05/2010
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectHistory: World & General
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintWalker & Company
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations, black & white line drawings, maps
- Weight263 g
- Width167 mm
- Height208 mm
- Spine21 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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