The Cambridge World History of Food 2 Part Boxed Hardback  Set, Multiple copy pack Book

The Cambridge World History of Food 2 Part Boxed Hardback Set Multiple copy pack

Edited by Kenneth F. (Bowling Green State University, Ohio) Kiple, Kriemhild Conee Ornelas



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.


  • Format: Multiple copy pack
  • Pages: 2210 pages, 165 b/w illus.
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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  • Category: General & world history
  • ISBN: 9780521402163



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