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Catching fire : how cooking made us human

Author: Richard W Wrangham
Publisher: London : Profile, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Tracing the contemporary implications of our ancestor's diets, 'Catching Fire' sheds light on how we came to be the social, intelligent, and sexual species we are today.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard W Wrangham
ISBN: 9781846682858 1846682851 9781846682865 184668286X 9781847652102 1847652107
OCLC Number: 972834623
Notes: Originally published: 2009.
Awards: Short-listed for BBC Four Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction 2010 (UK)
Description: 309 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: The cooking hypothesis --
Quest for raw-foodists --
The cook's body --
The energy theory of cooking --
When cooking began --
Brain foods --
How cooking frees men --
The married cook --
The cook's journey --
The well-informed cook.
Responsibility: Richard Wrangham.

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Argues that it was cooking that caused the transformation of our ancestors from apelike beings to Homo erectus. This title focuses on the idea: the habit of eating cooked rather than raw food  Read more...

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Toothsome, skillfully prepared brain food. -- Dwight Garner * New York Times * How exciting to see a distinguished scholar proving unequivocally that cookery is at the centre of our humanity -- Sam Read more...

 
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