Catching Fire: How Cooking Made us Human download free [PDF and Ebook] by Richard Wrangham

Catching Fire: How Cooking Made us Human download free [PDF and Ebook] by Richard Wrangham year 2012
  • Book name: Catching Fire: How Cooking Made us Human
  • Author: Richard Wrangham
  • Release date: 2012/3/17
  • Publisher: PROFILE BOOKS LTD
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Society and Social Sciences
  • ISBN: 9781846682865
  • Rating: 8.16 of 10
  • Votes: 186
  • Review by: Axton Nix
  • Review rating: 7.33 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/9/5
  • Total pages: 320
  • Includes a PDF summary of 37 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: In this stunningly original book, Richard Wrangham argues that it was cooking that caused the extraordinary transformation of our ancestors from apelike beings to Homo erectus. 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 labour. As our ancestors adapted to using fire, humans emerged as 'the cooking apes'. Covering everything from food-labelling and overweight pets to raw-food faddists, Catching Fire offers a startlingly original argument about how we came to be the social, intelligent, and sexual species we are today. 'This notion is surprising, fresh and, in the hands of Richard Wrangham, utterly persuasive ... Big, new ideas do not come along often in evolution these days, but this is one.' -Matt Ridley, author of Genome
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 22H7M59S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Food & Drink, Science: General Issues, Physical Anthropology & Ethnography, Popular Science
  • Available formats: WORD, EPUB, DOC, MobiPocket, PDF, TXT, HTM, PRC. Compressed in RAR, TZO, LHA, ZIP, 7Z, BZ, ARJ
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 11.34 USD
  • Dimensions: 129x198x19mm
  • Weight: 268g
  • Printed by: Not Available
  • Published in: London, United Kingdom

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