An Edible History of Humanity

By Tom Standage; George K. Wilson (Narrator)
(Tantor Media, Compact Disc, 9781400113088)

Publication Date: June 2009

Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover, Paperback, Compact Disc, MP3 CD, Hardcover, Paperback

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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the May 2009 Indie Next List
“Tom Standage's An Edible History of Humanity is filled with remarkable and intriguing facts about the history of food in human civilization. It will make you hungry just reading it!”
-- Jerry Fieldsted, Windows on the World-Books & Art, Mariposa, CA


The bestselling author of A History of the World in 6 Glasses brilliantly charts how foods have transformed human culture through the ages.

About the Author

Tom Standage is business editor at the Economist magazine and the author of A History of the World in 6 Glasses, The Turk, The Neptune File, and The Victorian Internet. He has also covered science and technology for a number of newspapers and magazines, including the New York Times, the Guardian, the Daily Telegraph, and Wired. He holds a degree in engineering and computer science from Oxford University and lives in Greenwich, England, with his wife and daughter. George K. Wilson has narrated over one hundred fiction and nonfiction audiobook titles, from Thomas L. Friedman to Thomas Pynchon, and has won several AudioFile Earphones Awards. He spent ten years in broadcast news, including for the American Forces Radio and Television Service and for rock radio in San Diego and Los Angeles. An American Academy of Dramatic Arts, West, graduate, his acting career includes stage, film, television, commercials, improvisational comedy, and stand-up. George has written and performed in over five hundred nationally syndicated short news satire features for public radio and NPR and has received a national Corporation for Public Broadcasting Gold Award for Best Public Service Program. He has also scripted and hosted corporate videos for Sony, Merck, IBM, and Price Waterhouse. He is currently working on a suspense short story collection and a thriller novel.

Praise For An Edible History of Humanity

"With a gentle and deep voice, George K. Wilson guides listeners through the thought-provoking theses with the tone of a knowledgeable and sincere tour guide." ---Publishers Weekly Audio Review

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