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Moveable Feasts From Ancient Rome to the 21st Century, the Incredible Journeys of the Food We Eat

ISBN-10: 0312428146

ISBN-13: 9780312428143

Edition: 2008

Authors: Sarah Murray

List price: $22.00
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"Sarah Murray's enthralling account ranges from Ancient Rome's olive oil trade to the Pentagon's foodless nutrition patches, and it is both carefully and colorfully reported. Consume with relish."--Tim Harford, author ofThe Undercover Economist Today the average meal has traveled thousands of miles, often over land, sea, and air, before reaching the dinner table. A lively, entertaining look at the economics, logistics, and environmental science of food,Moveable Feastsshould alter the entire debate about where we get our meals.
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Book details

List price: $22.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Picador
Publication date: 10/28/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Introduction
Liquid Gold: The Ancient Amphora Delivers Roman Riches
The Business of Bones: The Norwegian Salmon Pays a Visit to China
Cannon Fodder: Battlefield Food Fuels Packaging Technology
Plane Fare: The Berlin Airlift Secures a Cold War Victory
Tiffin Travels: Curry Catches the Corporate Imagination
Yes, We Can Do Bananas: Refrigerated Ships Shape Central American Regimes
Whey to Go: Mongolian Nomads Practice Mobile Biochemistry
Barrels and Bouquets: The Oak Tree Leaves Its Mark
A Quick Cuppa: Commercial Competition Speeds the Racing Tea Clippers
Food with Altitude: Jet Planes Dispatch a Strawberry for All Seasons
Elevated Design: Buffalo Grain Feeds Bauhaus Inspiration
Going with Gravity: Cold War Weaponry Finds a New Purpose
Epilogue
Acknowledgments
Select Bibliography
A Note on Sources
Index