Bullipedia: The Origins of Cooking: Palaeolithic and Neolithic Cooking (signed copy)
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This is the third volume of the ambitious Bullipedia project to be translated into English. At nearly 600 pages, it draws on the work of a range of scientific consultants, as well as the insights of the perennially curious chef Ferran Adrià, to explore how humans and related species first began to prepare food.
Illustrated throughout with maps, timelines, drawings, and abundant photographs, the book addresses subjects such as the development and use of tools, the importance of fire and the ability to make it, and how these factors changed and expanded the range of foods our distant ancestors could eat. These in turn changed how they evolved and how they began to structure their societies.
Given that the first Homo species, Homo habilis, appeared more than 2 million years ago and the Neolithic age is judged to have ended about 6,500 years ago, the book covers a staggering span of years. It pays close attention to detail while remaining accessible to readers who don’t have any prior knowledge of archaeology, anthropology, or paleontology.
Hardcover. Color illustrations throughout.