Bread, Beer and the Seeds of Change : Agriculture's Imprint on World History
by Thomas R. Sinclair and C. J. Sinclair


Overview - The history of humankind is intimately tied to the history of agriculture: powerful societies rose, persisted and waned in parallel with their food supply systems. Describing what crops were grown, the constraints on their production, and the foods that were obtained, this book traces the impact of cropping and food preparation in 10 societies that were among the most powerful and influential in history, detailing how technology varied and developed as it related directly to agriculture and food production.  Read more...

 
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Overview
The history of humankind is intimately tied to the history of agriculture: powerful societies rose, persisted and waned in parallel with their food supply systems. Describing what crops were grown, the constraints on their production, and the foods that were obtained, this book traces the impact of cropping and food preparation in 10 societies that were among the most powerful and influential in history, detailing how technology varied and developed as it related directly to agriculture and food production. The book covers the background of agricultural development, early agricultural societies, and the advancement of technology from the ancient Greeks and Romans to the present. It concludes by addressing the implications for the future of agriculture and food supply as grain production moves towards biofuels. A compelling text for all those interested in the history of society and civilizations, global agriculture, and what it means for the future, this text is also an essential reference for students of agriculture, food technology, history and anthropology.


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  • ISBN-13: 9781845937041
  • ISBN-10: 184593704X
  • Publisher: Cabi
  • Publish Date: September 2010
  • Page Count: 193
  • Dimensions: 8.1 x 5.7 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.75 pounds


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