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    DescriptionThroughout history, food has done more than simply provide sustenance. It has acted as a tool of social transformation, political organization, geopolitical competition, industrial development, military conflict and economic expansion. In "An Edible History of Humanity" Tom Standage serves up a hugely satisfying account of ways in which food has, indirectly, helped to shape and transform societies around the world. It is a dazzling account of gastronomic revolutions from pre-history to the present.

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    An Edible History of Humanity
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Tom Standage
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 288
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 21 mm
    Weight: 273 g
    ISBN 13: 9781843546351
    ISBN 10: 1843546353

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.7
    BIC E4L: SOC
    BIC subject category V2: HBTB
    DC22: 641.3
    BIC subject category V2: JFCV
    BISAC V2.8: SOC055000, HIS054000
    Thema V1.0: NHTB, JBCC4
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    01 March 2010
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    Author Information
    Tom Standage is business editor at The Economist and the author of The Turk, The Neptune File, The Victorian Internet, and A History of the World in Six Glasses (Atlantic, 2006).
    Review quote
    'This is a clever book. It shows how many hidden forces are at work - political, social, economic - when you sit down for dinner.' The Times 'Not a history of any one food but a history through food... With Standage it is not what changes in food that matters, but rather what food changes. And it's not just one food lifting and guiding history, but what Adam Smith might have called the invisible forkA" of food economics.' New Scientist 'Highly readable, thought-provoking' Scotsman 'Erudite and thoughtful - An important contribution to the debate on food - A book of real significance.' Scotland on Sunday