Empires of Food: Feast, Famine and the Rise and Fall of Civilizations

3,79 valoración promedio
( 235 valoraciones por GoodReads )
 
9780099534723: Empires of Food: Feast, Famine and the Rise and Fall of Civilizations
Review:

"[A] lively history of food" ( Metro)

"It is a dense and intensive read, but the pair's flair for scene-setting rhetoric and well-timed wit lifts it from the drier tones of academia" (Book of the Week Time Out)

"A richly entertaining history of our relationship with the food that we put on our plates" ( Express)

"This isn't just first class scholarship, it's energetic writing ... a must-read for anyone who wants to know why every night a billion people got to bed obese and another billion go to bed hungry" (George Alagiah)

"It is an absorbing, fascinating and timely book. The analysis ... is compelling, and their warning is stark. Best of all, it's a rattling good read" (Matthew Fort)

From the Publisher:

For thousands of years we have grown, cooked and traded food, and over that time much has changed. Where once we subsisted on gritty, bland grains, we now enjoy culinary creations and epicurean delights made with vegetables from the New World, fish trawled from the deep sea, and flavoured with spices from the Orient.

But how did we make that change from eating for survival to the innovations of modern cuisine? How has food helped to shape our culture? And what will happen when global warming and peak oil have their inevitable effect on agriculture?

Empires of Food is an authoritative exploration of the innumerable ways that food has changed the course of history. The earliest cities, after all, were founded on the creation and exchange of food surpluses, and since then trade routes of ever greater sophistication have developed. We've built complex societies by shunting corn and wheat and rice along rivers, up deforested hillsides, and into the stockpots of history.

But we cannot go on forever. As Evan D. G. Fraser and Andrew Rimas compellingly show, the abundance that we all enjoy comes at a price, and unless we think of a more sustainable way to grow, eat and enjoy food, we may find that our civilization reaches its best before date.

"Sobre este título" puede pertenecer a otra edición de este libro.

Comprar nuevo Ver libro

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America

Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

Añadir al carrito

Los mejores resultados en AbeBooks

1.

Rimas, Andrew; D. G. Fraser, Evan
Editorial: Cornerstone, United Kingdom (2011)
ISBN 10: 009953472X ISBN 13: 9780099534723
Nuevos Paperback Cantidad: 1
Librería
The Book Depository
(London, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Cornerstone, United Kingdom, 2011. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. 198 x 128 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. For thousands of years we have grown, cooked and traded food, and over that time much has changed. Where once we subsisted on gritty, bland grains, we now enjoy culinary creations and epicurean delights made with vegetables from the New World, fish trawled from the deep sea, and flavoured with spices from the Orient. But how did we make that change from eating for survival to the innovations of modern cuisine? How has food helped to shape our culture? And what will happen when global warming and peak oil have their inevitable effect on agriculture? Empires of Food is an authoritative exploration of the innumerable ways that food has changed the course of history. The earliest cities, after all, were founded on the creation and exchange of food surpluses, and since then trade routes of ever greater sophistication have developed. We ve built complex societies by shunting corn and wheat and rice along rivers, up deforested hillsides, and into the stockpots of history. But we cannot go on forever. As Evan D.G. Fraser and Andrew Rimas compellingly show, the abundance that we all enjoy comes at a price, and unless we think of a more sustainable way to grow, eat and enjoy food, we may find that our civilization reaches its best before date. Nº de ref. de la librería AAZ9780099534723

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 9,29
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

2.

Rimas, Andrew; D. G. Fraser, Evan
Editorial: Cornerstone, United Kingdom (2011)
ISBN 10: 009953472X ISBN 13: 9780099534723
Nuevos Paperback Cantidad: 1
Librería
The Book Depository US
(London, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Cornerstone, United Kingdom, 2011. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. 198 x 128 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. For thousands of years we have grown, cooked and traded food, and over that time much has changed. Where once we subsisted on gritty, bland grains, we now enjoy culinary creations and epicurean delights made with vegetables from the New World, fish trawled from the deep sea, and flavoured with spices from the Orient. But how did we make that change from eating for survival to the innovations of modern cuisine? How has food helped to shape our culture? And what will happen when global warming and peak oil have their inevitable effect on agriculture? Empires of Food is an authoritative exploration of the innumerable ways that food has changed the course of history. The earliest cities, after all, were founded on the creation and exchange of food surpluses, and since then trade routes of ever greater sophistication have developed. We ve built complex societies by shunting corn and wheat and rice along rivers, up deforested hillsides, and into the stockpots of history. But we cannot go on forever. As Evan D.G. Fraser and Andrew Rimas compellingly show, the abundance that we all enjoy comes at a price, and unless we think of a more sustainable way to grow, eat and enjoy food, we may find that our civilization reaches its best before date. Nº de ref. de la librería AAZ9780099534723

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 9,86
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

3.

Rimas, Andrew; D. G. Fraser, Evan
ISBN 10: 009953472X ISBN 13: 9780099534723
Nuevos Cantidad: > 20
Librería
BWB
(Valley Stream, NY, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Estado de conservación: New. Depending on your location, this item may ship from the US or UK. Nº de ref. de la librería 97800995347230000000

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 9,87
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

4.

Rimas, Andrew; D. G. Fraser, Evan
ISBN 10: 009953472X ISBN 13: 9780099534723
Nuevos Cantidad: 5
Librería
GreatBookPrices
(Columbia, MD, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería 12296526-n

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 7,57
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 2,48
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

5.

Rimas, Andrew; D. G. Fraser, Evan
ISBN 10: 009953472X ISBN 13: 9780099534723
Nuevos Paperback Cantidad: 1
Librería
Grand Eagle Retail
(Wilmington, DE, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción 2011. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. 129mm x 198mm x 20mm. Paperback. For thousands of years we have grown, cooked and traded food, and over that time much has changed. Where once we subsisted on gritty, bland grains, we now enjoy culinary creations and epic.Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 320 pages. 0.225. Nº de ref. de la librería 9780099534723

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 11,29
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

6.

Rimas, Andrew; D. G. Fraser, Evan
Editorial: Arrow 2011-07-07 (2011)
ISBN 10: 009953472X ISBN 13: 9780099534723
Nuevos Cantidad: 5
Librería
Chiron Media
(Wallingford, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Arrow 2011-07-07, 2011. Estado de conservación: New. Brand new book, sourced directly from publisher. Dispatch time is 24-48 hours from our warehouse. Book will be sent in robust, secure packaging to ensure it reaches you securely. Nº de ref. de la librería NU-GRD-04730542

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 8,39
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 3,39
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

7.

Rimas, Andrew; D. G. Fraser, Evan
Editorial: Cornerstone
ISBN 10: 009953472X ISBN 13: 9780099534723
Nuevos Paperback Cantidad: 5
Librería
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Cornerstone. Paperback. Estado de conservación: new. BRAND NEW, Empires of Food: Feast, Famine and the Rise and Fall of Civilizations, Andrew Rimas, Evan D.G. Fraser, For thousands of years we have grown, cooked and traded food, and over that time much has changed. Where once we subsisted on gritty, bland grains, we now enjoy culinary creations and epicurean delights made with vegetables from the New World, fish trawled from the deep sea, and flavoured with spices from the Orient. But how did we make that change from eating for survival to the innovations of modern cuisine? How has food helped to shape our culture? And what will happen when global warming and peak oil have their inevitable effect on agriculture? "Empires of Food" is an authoritative exploration of the innumerable ways that food has changed the course of history. The earliest cities, after all, were founded on the creation and exchange of food surpluses, and since then trade routes of ever greater sophistication have developed. We've built complex societies by shunting corn and wheat and rice along rivers, up deforested hillsides, and into the stockpots of history. But we cannot go on forever. As Evan D.G. Fraser and Andrew Rimas compellingly show, the abundance that we all enjoy comes at a price, and unless we think of a more sustainable way to grow, eat and enjoy food, we may find that our civilization reaches its best before date. Nº de ref. de la librería B9780099534723

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 5,29
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 6,73
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

8.

Rimas, Andrew; D. G. Fraser, Evan
Editorial: Arrow (2011)
ISBN 10: 009953472X ISBN 13: 9780099534723
Nuevos Tapa blanda Cantidad: 1
Librería
Book Deals
(Lewiston, NY, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Arrow, 2011. Estado de conservación: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service!. Nº de ref. de la librería ABE_book_new_009953472X

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 12,26
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

9.

Rimas, Andrew; D. G. Fraser, Evan
Editorial: Arrow (2011)
ISBN 10: 009953472X ISBN 13: 9780099534723
Nuevos Tapa blanda Cantidad: 5
Librería
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Arrow, 2011. Estado de conservación: New. 2011. Paperback. An exploration of the many ways that food has changed the course of history. Num Pages: 320 pages. BIC Classification: HBTB; JFCV; KNAC; KNDF. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 197 x 366 x 22. Weight in Grams: 228. . . . . . . Nº de ref. de la librería V9780099534723

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 12,54
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
De Irlanda a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

10.

Rimas, Andrew; D. G. Fraser, Evan
ISBN 10: 009953472X ISBN 13: 9780099534723
Nuevos Paperback Cantidad: 7
Librería
Ria Christie Collections
(Uxbridge, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Not Signed; For thousands of years we have grown, cooked and traded food, and over that time much has changed. Where once we subsisted on gritty, bland grains, we now enjoy culinary creations and epicurean delights made with vegetables from the New World, fish trawled from the deep sea, and flavoured with spice. book. Nº de ref. de la librería ria9780099534723_rkm

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 9,50
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 3,78
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

Existen otras copia(s) de este libro

Ver todos los resultados de su búsqueda