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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If true , this would be the natural outcome of a basic difference in the organization
of the two industries which has persisted since the late nineteenth century . Beef
production has long been dominated by a relatively small number of very large ...
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 shaping humankind ' s primate ancestry , natural selection favored precisely
those traits which were useful for the pursuit and capture of insects and other
small invertebrates in tropical arboreal habitats . An animal that subsists by
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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
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