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Fruit from the sands : the Silk Road origins of the foods we eat

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"The foods we eat have a deep and often surprising past. Many foods we consume today--from almonds and apples to tea and rice--have histories can be traced along the tracks of the Silk Road out of prehistoric Central Asia to European kitchens and American tables. Organized trade along the Silk Road dates to at least Han Dynasty China in the second century B.C., but the exchange of goods, ideas, cultural practices, and genes along these ancient trading routes extends back five thousand years. 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 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. Vividly narrated, Fruit from the Sands explores how the foods we eat have shaped the course of human history and transformed consumption all over the globe"--Provided by publisher.

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24510. ‡aFruit from the sands : ‡bthe Silk Road origins of the foods we eat / ‡cRobert N. Spengler III.
264 1. ‡aOakland, California : ‡bUniversity of California Press, ‡c[2019]
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300 . ‡ax, 374 pages : ‡billustrations, map ; ‡c22 cm
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504 . ‡aIncludes bibliographical references and index.
5050 . ‡aIntroduction -- Plants on the Silk Road -- The silk and spice routes -- The millets -- Rice and other ancient grains -- Barley -- The wheats -- Legumes -- Grapes and apples -- Other fruits and nuts -- Leafy vegetables, roots, and stems -- Spices, oils, and tea -- Conclusion -- Appendix: European travelers along the Silk Road.
520 . ‡a"The foods we eat have a deep and often surprising past. Many foods we consume today--from almonds and apples to tea and rice--have histories can be traced along the tracks of the Silk Road out of prehistoric Central Asia to European kitchens and American tables. Organized trade along the Silk Road dates to at least Han Dynasty China in the second century B.C., but the exchange of goods, ideas, cultural practices, and genes along these ancient trading routes extends back five thousand years. 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 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. Vividly narrated, Fruit from the Sands explores how the foods we eat have shaped the course of human history and transformed consumption all over the globe"--Provided by publisher.
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