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Catching fire : how cooking made us human

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.

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  • ISBN: 0465013627 (alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 9780465013623 (alk. paper)
  • Physical Description: v, 309 pages ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Basic Books, [2009]

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 257-287) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: 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.
Subject: Prehistoric peoples Food
Roasting (Cooking) History
Fire History
Hearths, Prehistoric
Food habits History

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Memorial Library of Nazareth and Vicinity.


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Memorial Library of Nazareth and Vicinity 394.12 W941 2009 (Text) 31001101338854 Adult Non Fiction Available -

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