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Ecologists have given a good deal of thought to questions like these with regard
to the diets of nonhuman foraging animals ... To account for this picky behavior,
ecologists have developed a set of principles known as optimal foraging theory.
To say that a foodway represents an optimization of costs and benefits is not to
say that it is an optimal foodway. Optimization is not the same as optimal (optimal
foraging theory, strictly speaking, is a misnomer — it should be optimization ...
... 156, 157, 185 California Milk Producers Advisory Board, 135, 141 Caloric
return, and optimal foraging theory, 165-68 Calories, 20, 25, 40, 152, 162
malnutrition, 244 47 vs. protein, 33-34 Calves, in India, 59-60 Cambodia, 23-24
Camels, 65, ...
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Good to eat: riddles of food and cultureUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Why are the world's food habits or "foodways,'' as Harris refers to them, so diverse? In this scholarly yet fast-paced and very readable work, anthropologist Harris argues that "major differences in ... Read full review
ONE Good to Think or Good to Eat?
TWO Meat Hunger
THREE The Riddle of the Sacred Cow
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