Food and Civilization
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Food and Civilization A Symposium. by United States Information Agency.

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Published by s.n in S.l .
Written in English

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SeriesUS Information Agency Voice of America Forum Lectures -- Food
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Open LibraryOL21750490M

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This is a book that examines the interaction between the Earth's natural cycles and the evolution of human civilization and progress - a cmbination of technology, culture and biology. It examines how out petro-chemical "mega-civilization" has decoupled from nature's cyclical processes, the sustainability of this type of civilization /5(6).   In it, Standage explains how food has shaped civilization from the invention of farming, ab years ago in its most rudimentary form, to the present-day "paradox of plenty," in which . Kenneth Clark's TV series "Civilisation" first arrived on British television, bringing him justly great fame and a lifetime peerage. This book was derived from that series, and is an excellent presentation of the story of the development of civilization Reviews: This is not a book about hunger. Rather it concerns mostly the plants and animals that stand between us and starvation. The subject can be called ethnobiology, the study of plants and animals in relation to humans. This book describes patterns of food /5(2).

  Not about food throughout history, but rather how food and the search for it actually gave us our history, not to mention our civilization. Covers , years, beginning before cavemen, to the present - covers the entire world and its many civilizations 4/5.   But a new book, Empires of Food: Feast, Famine, and the Rise and Fall of Civilizations, takes a hard look at how American habits — in farming, eating and treating the environment — could . The book covers each aspect from ancient times, fire, energy in form of stored food, forging until the more modern approaches and shows how the combination of different technologies enabled us to go /5().   My book is done! Published and printed! I’m very excited. I’ve included information on ordering and availability below. The title is Civilization Critical: Energy, Food, Nature, and the Future. The book charts the past, present, and possible futures of our global petro-industrial consumerist civilization. It looks at how we produce our food .