Good to Eat: Riddles of Food and Culture
Simon and Schuster, 1985 - 289 páginas
The anthropologist/author takes on some of the major food riddles, including cannibalism, to reveal why a culture accepts or spurns specific foods
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For this reason , throughout millions of years prior to the domestication of the
ruminants , natural selection did not favor humans who had an ability to
synthesize lactase after infancy . Yet genes for extending the period of lactase
sufficiency into ...
In a quantitative sense , extremely fair skin ranging into shades of pink is as “
abnormal ” as is lactase sufficiency in adulthood . Most of humankind possesses
brown or dark skin , and perhaps as recently as ten - thousand years ago no ...
Those occasional Chinese who were lactase - sufficient and who experimented
with milk drinking gained no reproductive advantage over their lactasedeficient
neighbors . When some rash lactase - deficient individuals decided to experiment
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Why are the world's food habits or "foodways,'' as Harris refers to them, so diverse? In this scholarly yet fast-paced and very readable work, anthropologist Harris argues that "major differences in ... Leer comentario completo
ONE Good to Think or Good to Eat?
TWO Meat Hunger
THREE The Riddle of the Sacred
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