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Author Nabhan, Gary Paul.

Title Why some like it hot : food, genes, and cultural diversity / Gary Paul Nabhan.

Imprint Washington : Island Press/Shearwater Books, c2004.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  394.1 N112w 2004    ---  Available
Description 233 p. ; 21 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [211]-223) and index.
Contents Introduction -- Ch. 1. Sailing through histories encoded in our bodies -- Ch.2. -- Searching for the ancestral diet -- Did mitochondrial eve and java man feast on the same foods? -- Ch. 3. Finding a bean for your genes and a buffer against malaria -- Ch. 4. The shaping and shipping away of mediterranean cuisines --Ch . 5. Discovering why some don't like it hot -- Is it a matter of taste? -- Ch. 6. Dealing with migration headaches -- Should we change places, diets, or genes? -- Ch. 7. Rooting out the causes of disease -- Why diabetes is so common among desert-dwellers -- Ch. 8 -- Reconnecting the health of the people with the health of the land -- How hawaiians are curing themselves.
Subject Human population genetics.
Food preferences.
Ethnic groups.
ISBN 1559634669 (cloth : alk. paper)
Standard No. NLM 101233128

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