We soon learn that diet is determined by largely uncontrollable forces like poverty, conflict and globalization, which can bring change with startling speed. Thus cultures can move--sometimes in a single jump--from traditional diets to the vexed plenty of global-food production. People have more to eat and, too often, eat more of nutritionally questionable food. Their health suffers.
Because the book makes many of its points through the eye, we see--and feel--more than we might otherwise. Issues that influence how the families are nourished (or not) are made more immediate. Quietly, the book reveals the intersection of nutrition and politics, of the particular and universal. It's a wonderful and worthy feat. --Arthur Boehm
This book is beautiful enough for a coffee table, but smart enough for the classroom.
What people eat around the world is fascinating and they do a great job illustrating that with all the wonderful pictures and stories.
The Hungry Planet, What the World Eats, by Peter Menzel and Faith D'Aluisio, is an excellent book.
Another fascinating book. I use it in class to teach purchase power parity and to teach food economics.Published 16 days ago by J. Beghin
I love this collection of photographs to illustrate the diversity and inequality of food and nutrition around the world. Read morePublished 23 days ago by Stephanie G.
I have always been fascinated by food, and what people eat, and I bought this because I'd seen intriguing photos from it of families with their weeks-worth of food, but the stories... Read morePublished 26 days ago by Cindy
I enjoyed this book but was a little disappointed with some of the photos, but then the story makes it. Read morePublished 3 months ago by ma
This is a perfect pair with simply Charlotte Mason's visits to geography series. This books is great at seeing how much or little people in other parts of the world eat.Published 4 months ago by Beta 125
This author has produced a number of books that are truly wonderful and that I believe almost anyone would enjoy and appreciate. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Michael C. Walker
What people eat around the world is fascinating and they do a great job illustrating that with all the wonderful pictures and stories. Love the recipes!Published 5 months ago by April Rumage
I was introduced to this book at an Ag in the Classroom program and knew immediately I had to purchase it for a friend of mine who teaches 7th grade geography. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Diane S. Olson