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  • An Edible History of Humanity

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Tom Standage
    • Narrated By George K. Wilson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (174)
    Performance
    (113)
    Story
    (112)

    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 of how a series of changes---caused, enabled, or influenced by food---has helped to shape and transform societies around the world.

    Eric says: "A big heaping feast of history"
    "Delicious Story from Stem to Stem"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of An Edible History of Humanity to be better than the print version?

    The audio version ofers a layer of depth unseen, or better yet unheard, in the print version. Standage's word jump to life with Wilson's naration as each story of the long history of food unfolds.


    What does George K. Wilson bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Comprehensive for the most part allows me as a listener to understand the story a lot more than simply reading it.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    This book for the most part made me hungry everytime I read it passed midnight. But what most suprised me is how pivital food is to various aspects of our world. I especially love how Standage broke the book into sections which focused on foods key issues. Like how farming came about to how food let to the fall of Communist Soviet Union.


    Any additional comments?

    Great read, especially since we all love food. This provide one of the best backgrounds of history around food to explain the mandane to extraordinary. Bon appetit!

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