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A Movable Feast free pdf This book, based largely on the Cambridge World History of Food, provides a look at the globalization of food from the days of the hunter-gatherers to present-day genetically modified plants and animals. The establishment of agriculture and the domestication of animals in Eurasia, Africa, the Pacific, and the Americas are all treated in some detail along with the subsequent diffusion of farming cultures through the activities of monks, missionaries, migrants, imperialists, explorers, traders, and raiders. Much attention is given to the 'Columbian Exchange' of plants and animals that brought revolutionary demographic change to every corner of the planet and led ultimately to the European occupation of Australia and New Zealand as well as the rest of Oceania. Final chapters deal with the impact of industrialization on food production, processing, and distribution, and modern-day food-related problems ranging from famine to obesity to genetically modified food to fast food.

About Kenneth F. Kiple

Kenneth F. Kiple is a Distinguished University Professor Emeritus at Bowling Green State University in Ohio. His edited collections include The Cambridge Historical Dictionary of Disease (2003)- The Cambridge World History of Food (2000, with Kriemhild Conee Ornelas)- Biological Consequences of European Expansion 1450-1800 (1997, with Stephen V. Beck)- Plague, Pox, and Pestilence: Disease in History (1997)- The Cambridge History of World Disease (1993)- and The African Exchange: Toward a Biological History of Black People (1987). Kiple is author of The Caribbean Slave: A Biological History (1984)- Another Dimension to the Black Diaspora: Diet, Disease, and Racism (1981)- and Blacks in Colonial Cuba 1774-1899 (1976, with Virginia Himmelsteib King). His considerable body of written works also includes numerous articles and essays in scholarly journals and books. His work has been supported with grants and fellowships from institutions including the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Fulbright Foundation, the American Council of Learned Societies, the American Philosophical Society and the National Institutes of Health.

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Author : Kenneth F. Kiple
Publisher : Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
Data Published : 18 June 2007
ISBN : 0511282508
EAN : 9780511282508
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 384 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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