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Author Wrangham, Richard W., 1948-

Title Catching fire : how cooking made us human / Richard Wrangham.

Imprint New York : Basic Books, ©2009.

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Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Reserve Book 1st Floor  394.12 W922c 2009    ---  Available
 Axe Reserve Book 1st Floor  394.12 W922c 2009 c.2  ---  Available
Description v, 309 pages ; 22 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-287) and index.
Summary In this stunningly original book, renowned primatologist Richard Wrangham argues that "cooking" created the human race. At the heart of "Catching Fire" lies an explosive new idea: The habit of eating cooked rather than raw food permitted the digestive tract to shrink and the human brain to grow, helped structure human society, and created the male-female division of labor.
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.
Awards Special Commendation Prize, André Simon Food and Drink Book Awards.
Subject Prehistoric peoples -- Food.
Roasting (Cooking) -- History.
Fire -- History.
Hearths, Prehistoric.
Food habits -- History.
Prehistoric peoples -- Food.
Roasting (Cooking) -- History.
Fire -- History.
Hearths, Prehistoric.
Food habits -- History.
Cooking -- History.
Eating customs -- History.
Fire. (OCoLC)fst00925173
Food habits. (OCoLC)fst00930807
Hearths, Prehistoric. (OCoLC)fst00953772
Prehistoric peoples -- Food. (OCoLC)fst01075245
Roasting (Cooking) (OCoLC)fst01754404
Prehistoric peoples -- Food.
Cooking -- History.
Fire -- History.
Eating customs -- History.
Genre/Form Cookbooks. (OCoLC)fst01752725
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Cookbooks.
Added Title How cooking made us human
ISBN 9780465013623 (alk. paper)
0465013627 (alk. paper)
9780465020416
0465020410
Standard No. 99934933628
2923393

 
    
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