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Why some like it hot : food, genes, and cultural diversity

Author: Gary Paul Nabhan
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Island Press/Shearwater Books, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

This book is about human genetic diversity interacting with diverse cultural traditions of food-getting, food preparation, and food consumption. Nabhan explores the dynamic connections between our  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gary Paul Nabhan
ISBN: 1559634669 9781559634663
OCLC Number: 901201558
Notes: Introduction 1. Sailing through histories encoded in our bodies 2. Searching for the ancestral diet Did mitochondrial eve and java man feast on the same foods? 3. Finding a bean for your genes and a buffer against malaria 4. The shaping and shipping away of mediterranean cuisines 5. Discovering why some don't like it hot Is it a matter of taste? 6. Dealing with migration headaches Should we change places, diets, or genes? 7. Rooting out the causes of disease Why diabetes is so common among desert-dwellers 8. Reconnecting the health of the people with the health of the land How hawaiians are curing themselves Sources Index.
Awards: Commended for Benjamin Franklin Award (Health & Nutrition) 2005
Description: 233 p
Responsibility: Gary Paul Nabhan [aut].


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