An Edible History of Humanity by Tom Standage

An Edible History of Humanity

Tom Standage

288 pages first pub 2009 (editions)

nonfiction history science informative slow-paced


Throughout history, food has acted as a catalyst of social change, political organization, geopolitical competition, industrial development, military conflict, and economic expansion. An Edible History of Humanity is a pithy, entertaining account ...

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informative 97%
reflective 41%
challenging 4%
hopeful 4%
adventurous 2%
funny 2%
inspiring 2%
lighthearted 2%
mysterious 2%
relaxing 2%


medium 54%
slow 33%
fast 11%

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