An Edible History of Humanity (Paperback)
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Short Description for An Edible History of Humanity The bestselling author of "A History of the World in 6 Glasses" charts the enlightening history of humanity through food. Standage draws on archaeology, anthropology, and economics to reveal how food has helped shape and transform societies around the world.
- Published: 27 April 2010
- Format: Paperback 269 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780802719911 ISBN 10: 0802719910
- Sales rank: 525,885
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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.