Food: A Very Short Introduction

Valutazione media 3,83
( su 30 valutazioni fornite da GoodReads )
 
9780199661084: Food: A Very Short Introduction

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 flavour; 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?

ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Le informazioni nella sezione "Riassunto" possono far riferimento a edizioni diverse di questo titolo.

Recensione:

excellent book ( Financial Times)

A necessary contribution to the field. ( Times Literary Supplement)

L'autore:

Professor Lord John Krebs is the Principal of Jesus College Oxford. He has held positions at the University of British Columbia, University of Wales Bangor and Oxford University, where he was a Royal Society Research Professor from 1988-2005. Between 1994 and 1999 he was Chief Executive of the Natural Environment Research Council and from 200-2005 he was the first Chairman of the UK Food Standards Agency. He is an independent cross bencher in the House of Lords, where he chairs the Science and Technology Select Committee. He also chairs the UK Climate Adaptation sub-committee and is a Trustee of the Nuffield Foundation.

Le informazioni nella sezione "Su questo libro" possono far riferimento a edizioni diverse di questo titolo.

I migliori risultati di ricerca su AbeBooks

1.

Lord John Krebs
Editore: Oxford University Press, United Kingdom (2013)
ISBN 10: 0199661081 ISBN 13: 9780199661084
Nuovi Paperback Quantità: 10
Da
The Book Depository
(London, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, United Kingdom, 2013. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. 172 x 112 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. 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 flavour; 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? ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable. Codice libro della libreria AOP9780199661084

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 6,66
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
Da: Regno Unito a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

2.

Lord John Krebs
Editore: Oxford University Press, United Kingdom (2013)
ISBN 10: 0199661081 ISBN 13: 9780199661084
Nuovi Paperback Quantità: 10
Da
The Book Depository US
(London, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, United Kingdom, 2013. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. 172 x 112 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. 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 flavour; 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? ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable. Codice libro della libreria AOP9780199661084

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 7,06
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
Da: Regno Unito a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi
Edizione Internazionale
Edizione Internazionale

3.

Krebs, John
Editore: Oxford University Press
ISBN 10: 0199661081 ISBN 13: 9780199661084
Nuovi Brossura Quantità: > 20
Edizione Internazionale
Da
Sunshine Book Store
(Wilmington, DE, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Oxford University Press. Condizione libro: New. 0199661081 This is an International Edition. Brand New, Paperback, Delivery within 6-14 business days, Similar Contents as U.S Edition, ISBN and Cover design may differ, printed in Black & White. Choose Expedited shipping for delivery within 3-8 business days. We do not ship to PO Box, APO , FPO Address. In some instances, subjects such as Management, Accounting, Finance may have different end chapter case studies and exercises. International Edition Textbooks may bear a label "Not for sale in the U.S. or Canada" and "Content may different from U.S. Edition" - printed only to discourage U.S. students from obtaining an affordable copy. The U.S. Supreme Court has asserted your right to purchase international editions, and ruled on this issue. Access code/CD is not provided with these editions , unless specified. We may ship the books from multiple warehouses across the globe, including India depending upon the availability of inventory storage. Customer satisfaction guaranteed. Codice libro della libreria NO9780199661084

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 7,07
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi
Edizione Internazionale
Edizione Internazionale

4.

Krebs, John
ISBN 10: 0199661081 ISBN 13: 9780199661084
Nuovi Paperback Quantità: > 20
Edizione Internazionale
Da
US_Superfast_Bookstore
(New Castle, DE, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Paperback. Condizione libro: New. This is an International Edition Brand New Paperback Same Title Author and Edition as listed. ISBN and Cover design differs. Similar Contents as U.S Edition. Standard Delivery within 6-14 business days ACROSS THE GLOBE. We can ship to PO Box address in US. International Edition Textbooks may bear a label "Not for sale in the U.S. or Canada" or "For sale in Asia only" or similar restrictions- printed only to discourage students from obtaining an affordable copy. US Court has asserted your right to buy and use International edition. Access code/CD may not provided with these editions. We may ship the books from multiple warehouses across the globe including Asia depending upon the availability of inventory. Printed in English. Customer satisfaction guaranteed. Codice libro della libreria OS9780199661084

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 4,69
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 2,44
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

5.

Krebs, John
ISBN 10: 0199661081 ISBN 13: 9780199661084
Nuovi Quantità: > 20
Da
BWB
(Valley Stream, NY, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Condizione libro: New. Depending on your location, this item may ship from the US or UK. Codice libro della libreria 97801996610840000000

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 7,83
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

6.

JOHN KREBS
Editore: Oxford University Press
ISBN 10: 0199661081 ISBN 13: 9780199661084
Nuovi Paper back Quantità: 5
Da
Books in my Basket
(New Delhi, India)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Oxford University Press. Paper back. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria 314416

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 4,27
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 4,10
Da: India a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

7.

JOHN KREBS
Editore: Oxford University Press
ISBN 10: 0199661081 ISBN 13: 9780199661084
Nuovi Paperback Quantità: 20
Da
BookVistas
(New Delhi, DELHI, India)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Oxford University Press. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria OUP-9780199661084

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 4,66
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 3,99
Da: India a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

8.

JOHN KREBS
Editore: Oxford University Press
ISBN 10: 0199661081 ISBN 13: 9780199661084
Nuovi Paperback Quantità: 20
Da
A - Z Books
(New Delhi, DELHI, India)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Oxford University Press. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria OUP-9780199661084

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 4,66
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 4,99
Da: India a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

9.

Krebs, John
Editore: OUP Oxford (2013)
ISBN 10: 0199661081 ISBN 13: 9780199661084
Nuovi Quantità: 2
Da
PBShop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro OUP Oxford, 2013. PAP. Condizione libro: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Codice libro della libreria IB-9780199661084

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 6,13
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 3,67
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

10.

Krebs
Editore: Oxford University Press
ISBN 10: 0199661081 ISBN 13: 9780199661084
Nuovi Quantità: 11
Da
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Oxford University Press. Condizione libro: New. Brand New. Codice libro della libreria 0199661081

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 6,88
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 3,22
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

Vedi altre copie di questo libro

Vedi tutti i risultati per questo libro