9780465020416

Catching Fire : How Cooking Made Us Human

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  • ISBN13:

    9780465020416

  • ISBN10:

    0465020410

  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 9/7/2010
  • Publisher: Perseus Books Group

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Summary

In this stunningly original book, a renowned primatologist argues that cooking created the human race. A groundbreaking new theory of evolution, "Catching Fire" offers a startlingly original argument about how we have come to be the social, intelligent, and sexual species we are today.

Author Biography

Richard Wrangham is the Ruth Moore Professor of Biological Anthropology at Harvard University. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Cooking Hypothesisp. 1
Quest for Raw-Foodistsp. 15
The Cook's Bodyp. 37
The Energy Theory of Cookingp. 55
When Cooking Beganp. 83
Brain Foodsp. 105
How Cooking Frees Menp. 129
The Married Cookp. 147
The Cook's Journeyp. 179
Epilogue: The Well-Informed Cookp. 195
Acknowledgmentsp. 209
Notesp. 213
Bibliographyp. 257
Indexp. 289
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