An Edible History of Humanity

Registered by davemurray101 of Lower Hutt, Wellington Province New Zealand on 11/11/2015
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Journal Entry 1 by davemurray101 from Lower Hutt, Wellington Province New Zealand on Wednesday, November 11, 2015
There are many ways to look at the past: as a list of important dates, a conveyor belt of kings and queens, a series of rising and falling empires, or a narrative of political, philosophical or technological progress. This book looks at history in another way entirely: as a series of transformations caused, enabled or influenced by food. Throughout history, food has done more than simply provide sustenance. It has acted as a catalyst of social transformation, societal organisation, geopolitical competition, industrial development, military conflict and economic expansion. From prehistory to the present, the stories of these transformations form a narrative that encompasses the whole of human history.

Journal Entry 2 by davemurray101 at Auckland Uncon 2015 in Auckland, Auckland Province New Zealand on Saturday, November 14, 2015

Released 4 yrs ago (11/14/2015 UTC) at Auckland Uncon 2015 in Auckland, Auckland Province New Zealand

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Released at the Auckland unconvention dinner.

Journal Entry 3 by futurecat at Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Sunday, November 15, 2015
Picked up at the Auckland uncon.

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Journal Entry 4 by futurecat at Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Monday, December 14, 2015
An interesting approach to popular history, examining a selection of historic periods via the important food technologies of the time and how they changed society.

A lot of the material covered I'd read before in other popular histories, but there was still enough new stuff to keep my interest.

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