9780520303638-0520303636-Fruit from the Sands: The Silk Road Origins of the Foods We Eat

Fruit from the Sands: The Silk Road Origins of the Foods We Eat

ISBN-13: 9780520303638
ISBN-10: 0520303636
Edition: First
Author: Spengler III, Robert N.
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: University of California Press
Format: Hardcover 392 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780520303638
ISBN-10: 0520303636
Edition: First
Author: Spengler III, Robert N.
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: University of California Press
Format: Hardcover 392 pages

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Acknowledged authors Spengler III, Robert N. wrote Fruit from the Sands: The Silk Road Origins of the Foods We Eat comprising 392 pages back in 2019. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0520303636 and 9780520303638. Since then Fruit from the Sands: The Silk Road Origins of the Foods We Eat textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 2.52 or rent at the marketplace.

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"A comprehensive and entertaining historical and botanical review, providing an enjoyable and cognitive read.”—Nature

The foods we eat have a deep and often surprising past. From almonds and apples to tea and rice, many foods that we consume today have histories that can be traced out of prehistoric Central Asia along the tracks of the Silk Road to kitchens in Europe, America, China, and elsewhere in East Asia. The exchange of goods, ideas, cultural practices, and genes along these ancient routes extends back five thousand years, and organized trade along the Silk Road dates to at least Han Dynasty China in the second century BC. Balancing a broad array of archaeological, botanical, and historical evidence, Fruit from the Sands presents the fascinating story of the origins and spread of agriculture across Inner Asia and into Europe and East Asia. Through the preserved remains of plants found in archaeological sites, Robert N. Spengler III identifies the regions where our most familiar crops were domesticated and follows their routes as people carried them around the world. With vivid examples, Fruit from the Sands explores how the foods we eat have shaped the course of human history and transformed cuisines all over the globe.
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