Milk: A Local and Global History

Author(s): 
Valenze, Deborah
ISBN: 
9780300188127
Date published: 
September 2012
Paperback
Price: 
£11.99

How did an animal product that spoils easily, carries disease, and causes digestive trouble for many of its consumers become a near-universal symbol of modern nutrition? In this cultural history of milk, the author traces the rituals and beliefs that have governed milk production and consumption since its use in the earliest societies.