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The Cambridge world history of food / editors, Kenneth F. Kiple, Kriemhild Coneae Ornelas.

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Language:
English.
Publication date:
2000
Imprint:
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2000.
Format:
  • Book
  • 2 v. (xlii, 2153 p.) : ill., maps ; 28 cm.
Bibliography:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 1887-1889) and indexes.
Contents:
  • Part I. Determining What Our Ancestors Ate-- Part II. Staple Foods-- Part III. Dietary Liquids-- Part IV. The Nutrients - Deficiencies and Surfeits-- Part V. Food and drink around the world-- Part VI. History, Nutrition, and Health-- Part VII. Contemporary Food-Related Policy Issues-- Part VIII. A Dictionary of the World's Plant Foods.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Publisher's Summary:
An undertaking without parallel or precedent, this monumental two-volume work encapsulates much of what is known of the history of food and nutrition. It constitutes a vast and essential chapter in the history of human health and culture. Ranging from the eating habits of our prehistoric ancestors to food-related policy issues we face today, this work covers the full spectrum of foods that have been hunted, gathered, cultivated, and domesticated; their nutritional makeup and uses; and their impact on cultures and demography. It offers a geographical perspective on the history and culture of food and drink and takes up subjects from food fads, prejudices, and taboos to questions of food toxins, additives, labeling, and entitlements. It culminates in a dictionary that identifies and sketches out brief histories of plant foods mentioned in the text - over 1,000 in all - and additionally supplies thousands of common names and synonyms for those foods.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
Contributor:
Kiple, Kenneth F., 1939-
Ornelas, Kriemhild Coneae.
Subjects:
ISBN:
052140214X
0521402158
0521402166
9780521402149
9780521402156
9780521402163

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