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TitleEmpires of food : feast, famine, and the rise and fall of civilizations
Author Evan D. G. Fraser and Andrew Rimas
Imprint New York : Free Press, 2010
Edition 1st Free Press hardcover ed
Descript xiii, 302 p. : map ; 24 cm


Pt. 1. The price of food. The three gorges dam -- chapter 1. Fairs: the food trade -- chapter 2. Larders: what do you do with ten thousand tons of grain? -- chapter 3. Farms: growing food for profit and environmental rapine -- Pt. 2. The price rises. An experiment in survival -- chapter 4. Water: irrigation's questionable cure -- chapter 5. Dirt: the chemistry of life -- chapter 6. Ice: preserve us -- Pt. 3. Empty pockets. Storm clouds -- chapter 7. Blood: the conquest of food -- chapter 8. Money: tea and famine -- chapter 9. Time: fair, organic, and slow -- Conclusion: the new gluttony and tomorrow's menu

Food -- History Food supply -- History Agriculture -- History

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