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The quest for food : a natural history of eating

Author: Harald Brüssow
Publisher: New York : Springer, ©2007.
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The Quest for Food: A Natural History of Eating is a collection of essays that surveys eating through time, from the perspective of a biologist. The quest begins in prehistoric times with religion and the exploration of the connection between food and sex. This leads to an investigation of the deep links between food and culture, exploring the basic question of "what is eating?" The second section embarks on a  Read more...
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Brüssow, Harald.
Quest for food.
New York : Springer, ©2007
(DLC) 2006932833
(OCoLC)144645204
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Harald Brüssow
ISBN: 9780387454610 0387454616 9780387303345 0387303340
OCLC Number: 184904089
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 866 pages) : illustrations
Contents: A nutritional conditio humana --
Some aspects of nutritional biochemistry --
Bioenergetics --
The evolution of eating systems --
The ecology of eating systems --
Eating cultures --
We as food and feeders --
An agro( -eco)nomical outlook : feeding the billions.
Responsibility: Harald Brüssow.
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