The Resource An edible history of humanity, Tom Standage, (eaudio)

An edible history of humanity, Tom Standage, (eaudio)

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An edible history of humanity
Title
An edible history of humanity
Statement of responsibility
Tom Standage
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Throughout history, food has acted as a catalyst of social change, political organization, geopolitical competition, industrial development, military conflict, and economic expansion. An Edible History of Humanity is a pithy, entertaining account of how a series of changes-caused, enabled, or influenced by food-has helped to shape and transform societies around the world.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. Why farming created a strictly ordered social hierarchy in contrast to the loose egalitarianism of hunter-gatherers is, as Tom Standage reveals, as interesting as the details of the complex cultures that emerged, eventually interconnected by commerce. Trade in exotic spices in particular spawned the age of exploration and the colonization of the New World.Food's influence over the course of history has been just as prevalent in modern times. In the late eighteenth century, Britain's solution to food shortages was to industrialize and import food rather than grow it. Food helped to determine the outcome of wars: Napoleon's rise and fall was intimately connected with his ability to feed his vast armies. In the twentieth century, Communist leaders employed food as an ideological weapon, resulting in the death by starvation of millions in the Soviet Union and China. And today the foods we choose in the supermarket connect us to global debates about trade, development, the environment, and the adoption of new technologies.Encompassing many fields, from genetics and archaeology to anthropology and economics-and invoking food as a special form of technology-An Edible History of Humanity is a fully satisfying discourse on the sweep of human history
Accompanying matter
technical information on music
Cataloging source
Midwest
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Standage, Tom
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not applicable
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PerformerNote
Read by George K. Wilson
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Wilson, George K.
  • hoopla digital
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  • Agriculture
  • Food
  • Food
  • Food habits
  • Food preferences
Target audience
adult
Label
An edible history of humanity, Tom Standage, (eaudio)
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Publication
Note
hoopla date: 02/15/2013, 02/15/2013 to 12/31/9999
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unknown
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digital storage
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not applicable
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unknown
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  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (10hr., 30 min.))
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unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
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not applicable
Isbn
9781400193080
Isbn Type
(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
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not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
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unknown
Other physical details
digital.
Publisher number
MWT10756564
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unknown
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access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
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  • other
  • remote
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other
Stock number
10756564
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MWT10756564
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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not applicable
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not applicable
Label
An edible history of humanity, Tom Standage, (eaudio)
Link
Publication
Note
hoopla date: 02/15/2013, 02/15/2013 to 12/31/9999
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (10hr., 30 min.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781400193080
Isbn Type
(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
digital.
Publisher number
MWT10756564
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
Stock number
10756564
System control number
MWT10756564
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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