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Food and evolution : toward a theory of human food habits

Author: Marvin Harris; Eric B Ross; Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research. Symposium
Publisher: Philadelphia : Temple University Press, 1987.
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An unprecedented interdisciplinary effort suggests that there is a systematic theory behind why humans eat what they eat.
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Food and evolution.
Philadelphia : Temple University Press, 1987
(DLC) 86005773
(OCoLC)13359618
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Marvin Harris; Eric B Ross; Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research. Symposium
ISBN: 9781439901038 1439901031
OCLC Number: 316066812
Notes: Papers originally presented at the 94th Symposium of the Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research, Cedar Key, Fla. October 23-30, 1983.
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 633 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Overview of trends in dietary variation from hunter-gatherer to modern capitalist societies / Eric B. Ross --
Foodways: historical overview and theoretical prolegomenon / Marvin Harris --
Primate diets and gut morphology: implications for hominid evolution / Katharine Milton --
Omnivorous primate diets and human overconsumption of meat / William J. Hamilton III --
Fava bean consumption: a case for the co-evolution of genes and culture / Solomon H. Katz --
Problems and pitfalls in the assessment of human nutritional status / P.L. Pellett --
Psychobiological perspectives on food preferences and avoidances / Paul Rozin --
Preference for animal protein and fat: a cross-cultural survey / H. Leon Abrams, Jr. --
Biocultural consequences of animals versus plants as sources of fats, proteins, and other nutrients / Leslie Sue Lieberman. Significance of long-term changes in human diet and food economy / Mark N. Cohen --
Life in the "garden of Eden": causes and consequences of the adoption of marine diets by human societies / David R. Yesner --
Analysis of hunter-gatherer diets: stalking an optimal foraging model / Bruce Winterhalder --
How much food do foragers need? / Kristen Hawkes --
Aboriginal subsistence in a tropical rain forest environment: food procurement, cannibalism, and population regulation in northeastern Australia / David R. Harris --
Ecological and structural influences on the proportions of wild foods in the diets of two Machiguenga communities / Allen Johnson and Michael Baksh --
Limiting factors in Amazonian ecology / Kenneth R. Good --
Loaves and fishes in Bangladesh / Shirley Lindenbaum --
Animal protein consumption and the sacred cow complex in India / K.N. Nair --
Effects of colonialism and neocolonialism on the gastronomic patterns of the third world / Richard W. Franke --
Stability and change in highland Andean dietary patterns / Benjamin S. Orlove --
Social class and diet in contemporary Mexico / Gretel H. Pelto --
From Costa Rican pasture to North American hamburger / Marc Edelman --
Evolution of human subsistence / Anna Roosevelt --
Biocultural aspects of food choice / George Armelagos.
Responsibility: edited by Marvin Harris and Eric B. Ross.

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