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Why not apotheosize the camel? Many farmers do actually employ camels for
pulling plows in the arid northwestern regions of India. But the specifications for
the ideal Indian plow animal call for a creature that also thrives during wet
This leaves the camel as the only bona fide cud-chewer that the Israelites couldn'
t eat. Every vertebrate land animal that is not a ruminant was forbidden flesh. And
only one vertebrate land animal that is a ruminant, the camel, was forbidden.
against sandstorms, camels were the most important possession of the Middle
Eastern desert nomads. (The camel's hump concentrates fat — not water. It acts
as an energy reserve. By concentrating the fat in the hump, the rest of the skin ...
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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? I3
three The Riddle of the Sacred Cow
FOUR The Abominable Pig
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