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The rise of yeast : how the sugar fungus shaped civilization / Nicholas P. Money.

Money, Nicholas P.
Date
[2018]


About this work

Description

Humans knew what yeast did long before they knew what it was. It was not until Louis Pasteur's experiments in the 1860s that scientists even acknowledged its classification as a fungus. A compelling blend of science, history, and sociology The Rise of Yeast explores the rich, strange, and utterly symbiotic relationship between people and yeast.

Publication/Creation

New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2018]

Physical description

xi, 210 pages ; 22 cm

Contributors

Contents

Introduction: Yeasty basics -- Yeast of Eden: drink -- The dough also rises: food -- Frankenyeast: cells -- The little yeast on the prairie: biotechnology -- Yeasts of the wild: yeast diversity -- Yeasts of wrath: health and disease.

Bibliographic information

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Languages

  • English


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Identifiers

ISBN

  • 9780190270711
  • 0190270713

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