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The Resource Food : a very short introduction, John Krebs

Food : a very short introduction, John Krebs

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Food : a very short introduction
Title
Food
Title remainder
a very short introduction
Statement of responsibility
John Krebs
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In this Very Short Introduction, Prof Lord John Krebs provides a brief history of human food, from our remote ancestors 3 million years ago to the present day. By looking at the four great transitions in human food - cooking, agriculture, processing, and preservation - he considers a variety of questions, including why people like some kinds of foods and not others; how your senses contribute to flavor; the role of genetics in our likes and dislikes; and the differences in learning and culture around the world. In turn he considers aspects of diet, nutrition, and health, and the disparity between malnutrition in some places and overconsumption in others. Finally, he considers some of the big issues - the obesity crisis, sustainable agriculture, the role of new technologies such as genetic modification of crops, and ends by posing the question: how will it be possible to feed a population of 9 billion in 2050, without destroying our natural environment?" -- Publisher's description
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Summary
A brief examination of the history and science of food chronicles four great transitions including those of cooking, agriculture, processing and preservation to consider the sources of culinary preferences, the disparity between malnutrition and overconsumption and the issues associated with obesity, sustainable agriculture and genetic modification. Original
Writing style
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10247302
Cataloging source
UKMGB
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Krebs, J. R.
Dewey number
641.3
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Series statement
Very short introductions
Series volume
366
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  • Food
  • Food habits
  • Food supply
Target audience
adult
Label
Food : a very short introduction, John Krebs
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 123-124) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The gourmet ape -- I like it! -- When food goes wrong -- You are what you eat -- Feeding the nine billion
Control code
ocn852806126
Dimensions
18 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiv, 130 pages
Isbn
9780199661084
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)852806126
Label
Food : a very short introduction, John Krebs
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 123-124) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The gourmet ape -- I like it! -- When food goes wrong -- You are what you eat -- Feeding the nine billion
Control code
ocn852806126
Dimensions
18 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiv, 130 pages
Isbn
9780199661084
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)852806126

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