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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.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Christmas Valley Branch Library 394.12 WRANGHAM (Text) 37620000672115 Adult Non-Fiction Book None 07/31/2010 Available -
The Dalles Wasco County Library 394.12 WRA (Text) 33892005989299 NON-FICTION Book None 01/05/2016 Available -

Record details

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

Content descriptions

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.
Summary, etc.:
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.
Subject: Prehistoric peoples > Food
Roasting (Cooking) > History.
Fire > History.
Hearths, Prehistoric
Food habits > History

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