Signed Edition Sweepstakes
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


Interviews | September 2, 2014

Jill Owens: IMG David Mitchell: The Powells.com Interview



David MitchellDavid Mitchell's newest mind-bending, time-skipping novel may be his most accomplished work yet. Written in six sections, one per decade, The Bone... Continue »
  1. $21.00 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

    The Bone Clocks

    David Mitchell 9781400065677

spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$16.50
List price: $22.99
Used Hardcover
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
1 Burnside Travel- General

More copies of this ISBN

What the World Eats

by

What the World Eats Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Sitting down to a daily family meal has long been a tradition for billions of people. But in every corner of the world this age-old custom is rapidly changing. From increased trade between countries to the expansion of global food corporations like Kraft and Nestlé, current events are having a tremendous impact on our eating habits. Chances are your supermarket is stocking a variety of international foods, and American fast food chains like McDonald’s and Kentucky Fried Chicken are popping up all over the planet.

For the first time in history, more people are overfed than underfed. And while some people still have barely enough to eat, others overeat to the point of illness. To find out how mealtime is changing in real homes, authors Peter Menzel and Faith D’Aluisio visited families around the world to observe and photograph what they eat during the course of one week. They joined parents while they shopped at mega grocery stores and outdoor markets, and participated in a feast where a single goat was shared among many families. They watched moms making dinner in kitchens and over cooking fires, and they sat down to eat with twenty-five families in twenty-one countries--if you’re keeping track, that’s about 525 meals!

The foods dished up ranged from hunted seal and spit-roasted guinea pig to U.N.-rationed grains and gallons of Coca-Cola. As Peter and Faith ate and talked with families, they learned firsthand about food consumption around the world and its corresponding causes and effects. The resulting family portraits offer a fascinating glimpse into the cultural similarities and differences served on dinner plates around the globe.

This book has been selected as a Common Core State Standards Text Exemplar (Grades 2-3, Read-Aloud Informational Texts) in Appendix B.

Review:

"Adapted from last year's Hungry Planet, this brilliantly executed work visits 25 families in 21 countries around the world. Each family is photographed surrounded by a week's worth of food and groceries, which Menzel and D'Aluisio use as a way of investigating not only different cultures' diets and standard of living but also the impact of globalization: why doesn't abundance bring better health, instead of increased occurrences of diabetes and similar diseases? These points are made lightly: delivered almost conversationally, the main narrative presents friendly, multigenerational portraits of each family, with meals and food preparation an avenue toward understanding their hopes and struggles. A wealth of supporting information — lush color photographs, family recipes, maps, sidebars, etc. — surrounds the text (superb design accomplishes this job harmoniously) and implies questions about global food supplies. Pictures of subsistence farmers in Ecuador cultivating potatoes from mountainous soil form sharp contrasts with those of supermarkets in a newly Westernized Poland. Fact boxes for each country tabulate revealing statistics, among them the percentage of the population living on less than $2 per day (47% in China, where the average daily caloric intake is nonetheless 2,930 per person); the percentage with diabetes; number of KFC franchises. Engrossing and certain to stimulate. All ages. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

Every day, millions of families around the world gather--at the table or on the floor, in a house or outdoors--to eat together. Ever wondered what a typical meal is like on the other side of the world? Or next door? Cultural geographers Peter Menzel and Faith D'Aluisio visited twenty-five families in twenty-one countries to create this fascinating look at what people around the world eat in a week. Meet a family that spends long hours hunting for seal and fish together; a family that raises and eats guinea pigs; a family that drinks six gallons of Coca-Cola a week.

This enthralling glimpse into cultural similarities and differences is at once a striking photographic essay and an essential study in nutrition and the global marketplace. Reviews2009 International Reading Association Teacher's Choice selection International Reading Association's Notable Book for a Global Society, 2009 Engrossing and certain to stimulate.- Publishers Weekly Starred ReviewA fascinating volume for browsing, What the World Eats will be useful for students in classes ranging from world cultures to economics to math to geography to current events. -School Library Journal Starred Review 7/1/2008Like the adult edition, this is a fascinating, sobering, and instructive look at daily life around the world, and it will draw readers of a wide age range to its beautifully composed pages. -Booklist Starred Review 7/1/2008Tricycle Offers Food for Thought.-Publishers Weekly

Synopsis:

Every day, millions of families around the world gather--at the table or on the floor, in a house or outdoors--to eat together. Ever wondered what a typical meal is like on the other side of the world? Or next door? Cultural geographers Peter Menzel and Faith D'Aluisio visited twenty-five families in twenty-one countries to create this fascinating look at what people around the world eat in a week. Meet a family that spends long hours hunting for seal and fish together; a family that raises and eats guinea pigs; a family that drinks six gallons of Coca-Cola a week.

This enthralling glimpse into cultural similarities and differences is at once a striking photographic essay and an essential study in nutrition and the global marketplace. Reviews2009 International Reading Association Teacher's Choice selection International Reading Association's Notable Book for a Global Society, 2009  "Engrossing and certain to stimulate."- Publishers Weekly Starred Review"A fascinating volume for browsing, What the World Eats will be useful for students in classes ranging from world cultures to economics to math to geography to current events." -School Library Journal Starred Review 7/1/2008"Like the adult edition, this is a fascinating, sobering, and instructive look at daily life around the world, and it will draw readers of a wide age range to its beautifully composed pages." -Booklist Starred Review 7/1/2008"Tricycle Offers Food for Thought."-Publishers Weekly

Description:

In WHAT THE WORLD EATS, 25 families are photographed with the foods they eat in one week, ranging from hunted seal and spit-roasted guinea pig to UN-rationed grain and gallons of Coca-Cola. With a wealth of information about food consumption around the world and its corresponding causes and effects, this enthralling glimpse into cultural similarities and differences is a striking photographic essay and an essential study in nutrition and the global marketplace.

About the Author

PETER MENZEL is a freelance photojournalist whose work has appeared in National Geographic, Forbes, Fortune, Time, and other publications. FAITH D’ALUISIO is an award-winning former television news producer. The team has also published Material World, Women in the Material World, Robo sapiens, HUNGRY PLANET, and MAN EATING BUGS. Faith and Peter live in Napa, California.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781582462462
Author:
Menzel, Peter
Publisher:
Tricycle Press
Author:
D'Aluisio, Faith
Subject:
Food habits
Subject:
Food
Subject:
General
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Human Geography
Subject:
anthropology;cultural anthropology
Subject:
food;non-fiction;photography;culture;world;diet;sociology;geography;hunger;anthropology;travel;economics;social studies;world cultures;international;globalization;sustainability;politics;diversity;economy;food writing;family;cultures;juvenile;nutrition
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20080831
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 1 up to 4
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
9.80x11.25x.75 in. 2.23 lbs.
Age Level:
11-14

Other books you might like

  1. On Food & Cooking
    Used Trade Paper $10.95
  2. Eat Me: The Food and Philosophy of...
    Used Hardcover $18.95
  3. Paula Deen's My First Cookbook Used Spiral/comb $5.50
  4. The New Book of Middle Eastern Food Used Hardcover $15.95
  5. James Herriot's Treasury for Children Used Hardcover $8.50
  6. Warriors: Power of Three #05: Long...
    Used Hardcover $7.95

Related Subjects


Children's » Nonfiction » Health » Diet and Nutrition
Children's » Nonfiction » World Cultures
Children's » People and Cultures
History and Social Science » Anthropology » Cultural Anthropology
History and Social Science » Sociology » General
Travel » Travel Writing » Featured Titles
Travel » World Miscellaneous

What the World Eats Used Hardcover
0 stars - 0 reviews
$16.50 In Stock
Product details 160 pages Tricycle Press - English 9781582462462 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Adapted from last year's Hungry Planet, this brilliantly executed work visits 25 families in 21 countries around the world. Each family is photographed surrounded by a week's worth of food and groceries, which Menzel and D'Aluisio use as a way of investigating not only different cultures' diets and standard of living but also the impact of globalization: why doesn't abundance bring better health, instead of increased occurrences of diabetes and similar diseases? These points are made lightly: delivered almost conversationally, the main narrative presents friendly, multigenerational portraits of each family, with meals and food preparation an avenue toward understanding their hopes and struggles. A wealth of supporting information — lush color photographs, family recipes, maps, sidebars, etc. — surrounds the text (superb design accomplishes this job harmoniously) and implies questions about global food supplies. Pictures of subsistence farmers in Ecuador cultivating potatoes from mountainous soil form sharp contrasts with those of supermarkets in a newly Westernized Poland. Fact boxes for each country tabulate revealing statistics, among them the percentage of the population living on less than $2 per day (47% in China, where the average daily caloric intake is nonetheless 2,930 per person); the percentage with diabetes; number of KFC franchises. Engrossing and certain to stimulate. All ages. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , Every day, millions of families around the world gather--at the table or on the floor, in a house or outdoors--to eat together. Ever wondered what a typical meal is like on the other side of the world? Or next door? Cultural geographers Peter Menzel and Faith D'Aluisio visited twenty-five families in twenty-one countries to create this fascinating look at what people around the world eat in a week. Meet a family that spends long hours hunting for seal and fish together; a family that raises and eats guinea pigs; a family that drinks six gallons of Coca-Cola a week.

This enthralling glimpse into cultural similarities and differences is at once a striking photographic essay and an essential study in nutrition and the global marketplace. Reviews2009 International Reading Association Teacher's Choice selection International Reading Association's Notable Book for a Global Society, 2009 Engrossing and certain to stimulate.- Publishers Weekly Starred ReviewA fascinating volume for browsing, What the World Eats will be useful for students in classes ranging from world cultures to economics to math to geography to current events. -School Library Journal Starred Review 7/1/2008Like the adult edition, this is a fascinating, sobering, and instructive look at daily life around the world, and it will draw readers of a wide age range to its beautifully composed pages. -Booklist Starred Review 7/1/2008Tricycle Offers Food for Thought.-Publishers Weekly

"Synopsis" by , Every day, millions of families around the world gather--at the table or on the floor, in a house or outdoors--to eat together. Ever wondered what a typical meal is like on the other side of the world? Or next door? Cultural geographers Peter Menzel and Faith D'Aluisio visited twenty-five families in twenty-one countries to create this fascinating look at what people around the world eat in a week. Meet a family that spends long hours hunting for seal and fish together; a family that raises and eats guinea pigs; a family that drinks six gallons of Coca-Cola a week.

This enthralling glimpse into cultural similarities and differences is at once a striking photographic essay and an essential study in nutrition and the global marketplace. Reviews2009 International Reading Association Teacher's Choice selection International Reading Association's Notable Book for a Global Society, 2009  "Engrossing and certain to stimulate."- Publishers Weekly Starred Review"A fascinating volume for browsing, What the World Eats will be useful for students in classes ranging from world cultures to economics to math to geography to current events." -School Library Journal Starred Review 7/1/2008"Like the adult edition, this is a fascinating, sobering, and instructive look at daily life around the world, and it will draw readers of a wide age range to its beautifully composed pages." -Booklist Starred Review 7/1/2008"Tricycle Offers Food for Thought."-Publishers Weekly

spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.