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An Edible History of Humanity - Tom Standage, George K. Wilson
An Edible History of Humanity
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Format: audiobook
ISBN: 9781400163083 (1400163080)
ASIN: 1400163080
Publisher: Tantor Media
Edition language: English
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Degrees of Affection
Degrees of Affection rated it
0.5 An Edible History of Humanity (Audiobook) [DNF] - Just...no.
This was...horrible. I don't know that I can put into words how I feel about this book, though I've tried during rants to three different people about this...book. (eye twitch) So sorry, but you're the fourth (fifth, sixth, etc). Hopefully by now I have things lined out in a somewhat understandabl...
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Elentarri's Book Blog rated it
3.0 An Edible History of Humanity
A very broad, breezy, introductory overview of the history of food/ agriculture. The book was interesting even if it didn't cover anything terribly new. A "salad" book. No meat.
hpagano rated it
3.0 An Edible History of Humanity
I didn't enjoy this as much as Standage's History of the World in Six Glasses. There were lots of interesting nuggets in this book, some were cool trivia about the role of food in various phases throughout history, other nuggets shed light on our perspective on food today, calling into question wha...
nouveau rated it
3.0 An Edible History of Humanity
Standage for the first half of the book merely echoes the 1997 [b:Guns Germs and Steel|1842|Guns, Germs, and Steel The Fates of Human Societies|Jared Diamond|http://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1363934734s/1842.jpg|2138852], retelling the story of plant domestication and gene exchange; the C...
Sesana rated it
Not a bad read, but not really to my tastes. This is very much macrohistory, since it attempts to cover the entire history of humanity through food in just under 250 pages. My tastes in history books usually runs towards microhistory. (Other topics I've enjoyed reading histories of: gin, curry, milk...
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