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An Edible History of Humanity
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Walker & Co
Publication date April 27, 2010
Pages 269
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780802719911
ISBN-10 0802719910
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.50 by 8 in.
Weight 0.55 lbs.
Original list price $17.00
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: 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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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780802715883 Book cover for 9781410418500 Book cover for 9781843546344
 
Large print edition from Thorndike Pr (August 19, 2009)
9781410418500 | details & prices | 416 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.70 lbs | List price $31.95
About: Throughout history, food has acted as a catalyst of social change, political organization, geopolitical competition, industrial development, military conflict, and economic expansion.
from Walker & Co (May 19, 2009)
9780802715883 | details & prices | 269 pages | 6.25 × 9.75 × 1.25 in. | 1.12 lbs | List price $26.00
About: Throughout history, food has done more than simply provide sustenance.
from Atlantic Books (May 1, 2009)
9781843546344 | details & prices | 368 pages | List price $33.85
About: Throughout history, food has acted as a catalyst of social change, political organization, geopolitical competition, industrial development, military conflict, and economic expansion.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780802719911
 
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from Walker & Co (April 27, 2010)
9780802719911 | details & prices | 269 pages | 5.50 × 8.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.55 lbs | List price $17.00
About: 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.
CD/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9781400113088
 
With George K. Wilson (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Tantor Media Inc (July 9, 2009)
9781400113088 | details & prices | 5.50 × 6.50 × 1.25 in. | 0.56 lbs | List price $29.99
About: Throughout history, food has acted as a catalyst of social change, political organization, geopolitical competition, industrial development, military conflict, and economic expansion.
With George K. Wilson (other contributor) | Mp3 edition from Tantor Media Inc (July 9, 2009)
9781400163083 | details & prices | 5.50 × 7.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.22 lbs | List price $19.99

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