- Paperback: 304 pages
- Publisher: NYU Press (February 1, 2002)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0814719384
- ISBN-13: 978-0814719381
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.8 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 5 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,346,233 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Nature's Perfect Food
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"This is an entertaining, informative, and tightly argued book, one well worth adding to any food library."-Gastronomica
"An excellent social history of the development of milk drinking and production in the United States."-American Studies
"DuPuis's achievement is considerable—it is a rare scholarly volume that will also fascinate general readers. Fans of Mark Kurlansky's Cod will enjoy the diverse strands of history and science that define one of the commonplace staples in our daily lives—milk. Moreover, no one thinking about the present controversey over industrialized agriculture will want to go very far without DuPuis's analysis in hand."-Sally Fairfax,University of California, Berkeley
"Very readable and extremely well documented...DuPuis provides great insights throughout by reflecting on the thoughts of influential thinkers."-Choice
"Du Puis' book is a rich and frothy drink, well worth consuming, just like its subject."-New York History
"A breakthrough piece of work in food studies as well as a very enjoyable read."-Frederick H. Buttel,University of Wisconsin, Madison
"DuPuis is able to dive beneath the controversy that milk engenders today. Instead, she presents an informative, balanced history of milk production and consumptionhow we get our milk and why we drink so much of it."-E,Westport, CT
"Intriguing, nuanced, and complex. The stories DuPuis tells about milk are at once captivating and analytically astute. Lots of historical surprises and ironies add spice to her extensive findings about more than a century of milk madness in America."-Nancy Lee Peluso,University of California, Berkeley
About the Author
E. Melanie DuPuis is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Santa Cruz and author of Nature's Perfect Food: How Milk Became America's Drink.