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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They develop the disease known as rickets when it affects youngsters and
osteomalacia when it affects older people . In the young , legs become
grotesquely bowed and stunted ; the chest collapses , and the female pelvis
becomes twisted ...
To sum up : if the ancestors of today ' s lactase - sufficient Europeans were
dependent on milk for their calcium , and if they were at risk for rickets and
osteomalacia , then individuals who were unable to drink copious quantities of
milk or who ...
... osteomalacia on the other . It is this trade - off that largely accounts for the
preponderance of brown people in the world and for the general tendency for
skin color to be darkest among equatorial populations and lightest among
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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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