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The hungry empire : how Britain's quest for food shaped the modern world

Collingham, E. M. (Elizabeth M.)2018
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The glamorous daughter of an African chief shares a pineapple with a slave trader. Surveyors in British Columbia eat tinned Australian rabbit. Diamond prospectors in Guyana prepare an iguana curry. In 20 meals 'The Hungry Empire' tells the story of how the British created a global network of commerce and trade in foodstuffs that moved people and plants from one continent to another, re-shaping landscapes and culinary tastes.
Imprint:
London : Vintage, 2018.
Collation:
xix, 367 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (black and white, and colour) ; 20 cm
Notes:
Originally published: London: The Bodley Head, 2017.Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
9780099586951 (pbk. :)
Local class:
909.097124
Language:
English
Related title:
The Hungry Empire [electronic resource] : How Britain’s Quest for Food Shaped the Modern World
BRN:
4415462
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