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Catching Fire

How Cooking Made Us Human

Wrangham, Richard W.

(Book - 2009)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Catching Fire
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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.
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, c2009
ISBN: 0465013627
9780465013623
0465020410
9780465020416
Branch Call Number: 394.12 W941c 2009
Characteristics: v, 309 p. ;,22 cm
Alternate Title: How cooking made us human

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Renowned primatologist Richard Wrangham argues that cooking created the human race.


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Nov 28, 2013
  • no2squaredrive rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A prefound new insight into evolution of humans and the precurser species. And it helps explain the inequlity in the division of labor between the two genders.

Mar 20, 2011
  • ser_library rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

I have been recommending this book widely and look forward to discussing it with someone.

Feb 24, 2010
  • elf23 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

An excellent book.
Thought provoking and well written.

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