Part I: Background Chapter 1: Why Agriculture? Chapter 2: What Crops to Grow? Chapter 3: Beer and Bread Chapter 4: Human Nutrition and Health Chapter 5: Cropping Requirements Part II: Early Agricultural Societies Chapter 6: Sumerian (~3500 to 2334 BCE) Chapter 7: Egyptian (~3000 to 1070 BCE) Chapter 8: Chinese (206 BCE to 220 CE) Chapter 9: Bantu of Africa (~500 BCE to 300 CE) Chapter 10: Maya (~150 BCE to 910 CE) Part III: Technology Advances in Western Societies Chapter 11: Athenians (550 to 334 BCE) / Romans (509 BCE to 410 CE) Chapter 12: Feudal Europeans (800 to 1347) Chapter 13: British (1700 to 1850) Chapter 14: Development of Science and Technology (1850 to 1950) Chapter 15: Americans (1950 to present) A: Epilogue: Future of Grain Fermentation
"This stimulating and easy to read book should appeal to a general readership, including agriculturalists, anthropologists, historians and food technologists."--N. L. Innes (01/01/2011) "Bread, Beer and the Seeds of Change is more than just a mere history or sociology text for discussions in a college classroom. The book is also an interesting read for the casual reader. I found the insets used throughout the book provided readers with a wealth of interesting insights into agriculture and sociology. A word of warning; this book may take a while for some to read, especially, those who happen to be beer connoisseurs. I experienced an unexplainable thirst for beer starting with Chapter Four after reading a recipe and instructions for brewing credited to George Washington. All readers may not have this problem, but for me I thoroughly enjoyed reading Bread, Beer and the Seeds of Change, with a bottle of beer close at hand."--Homer C. Emery "Economic Botany "