Food and Evolution: Toward a Theory of Human Food Habits
Marvin Harris, Eric B. Ross
Temple University Press, Jan 28, 2009 - Cooking - 640 pages
Many topics of interest to health professionals, such as vegetarianism, dietary fibers, lactose intolerance, favism, cannibalism and changes in nutritional status wrought by the decline of hunter-gathering and the rise of horticulture. Many sections will appeal to the general reader.
--Journal of Applied Nutrition
The old adage you are what you eat may be more accurate than anyone could have ever imagined. This unprecedented interdisciplinary effort by scholars in primatology, biological anthropology, archaeology, nutrition, psychology, agricultural economics, and cultural anthropology suggests that there is a systematic theory behind why humans eat what they eat.
Includes discussions ranging in time from prehistory to the present, and from the most simple societies to the most complex, including South American Indian groups, African hunter-gatherers, and countries such as India, Bangladesh, Peru, and Mexico.
Exceptionally well-edited. High quality individual papers are of comparable scope and are uniformly well referenced and detailed in presentation of supporting data Introductory and concluding chapters as well as section overviews create an integrated whole.
--Science Books & Films
Should be of value to all nutrition educators who have an interest in the social, cultural, and international aspects of foods and nutrition.
--Journal of Nutrition Education
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Bioevolutionary Antecedents and Constraints
Primate Diets and Gut Morphology Implications for Hominid Evolution
Omnivorous Primate Diets and Human Overconsumption of Meat
Fava Bean Consumption A Case for the CoEvolution of Genes and Culture
Nutritional and Biopsychological Constraints
Ecological and Structural Influences on the Proportions of Wild Foods in the Diets of Two Machiguenga Communities
Limiting Factors in Amazonian Ecology
The Political Economy and the Political Ecology of Contemporary Foodways
Loaves and Fishes in Bangladesh
Animal Protein Consumption and the Sacred Cow Complex in India
The Effects of Colonialism and Neocolonialism on the Gastronomic Patterns of the Third World
Stability and Change in Highland Andean Dietary Patterns
Social Class and Diet in Contemporary Mexico
Problems and Pitfalls in the Assessment of Human Nutritional Status
Psychobiological Perspectives on Food Preferences and Avoidances
The Preference for Animal Protein and Fat A CrossCultural Survey
Biocultural Consequences of Animals Versus Plants as Sources of Fats Proteins and Other Nutrients
PreState Foodways Past and Present
The Significance of LongTerm Changes in Human Diet and Food Economy
Life in the Garden of Eden Causes and Consequences of the Adoption of Marine Diets by Human Societies
The Analysis of HunterGatherer Diets Stalking an Optimal Foraging Model
How Much Food Do Foragers Need?
Aboriginal Subsistence in a Tropical Rain Forest Environment Food Procurement Cannibalism and Population Regulation in Northeastern Australia
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