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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.
©2009 Tom Standage; (P)2009 Tantor

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An enjoyable bite of history

Where does An Edible History of Humanity rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Of all the books I have listened to, this is average. But I would like to think that I have listened to some rather good books over the years.

What did you like best about this story?

I loved the entwining of food into history. The book touched on many of my favorite reading topics, history, culture, politics, science and economics. It tied in many diciplines rather well.

What about George K. Wilson’s performance did you like?

Consistent and unobtrusive.

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  • Lucie
  • Sanford, ME, United States
  • 11-29-09

Flawed, but still worth a read

This book lacks the intellectual brilliance of Michael Pollan's work, and the reader is slow and ponderous. Still, there are a number of interesting historical perspectives on the history of food.

1 of 6 people found this review helpful