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from a primitive shrew which belonged to the mammalian order known as the
insectivores. In shaping humankind's primate ancestry, natural selection favored
precisely those traits which were useful for the pursuit and capture of insects and
Unfortunately I cannot cite additional quantitative data to test these predictions
with regard to small things — but in a rough qualitative sense the theory seems to
be applicable to the problem of why insectivory was abandoned in Europe.
Redford, Kent, G. Bouchardet da Fonseca, and T. E. Lacher, Jr. n.d. "The
Relationship Between Frugivory and Insectivory in Primates." Mimeo. Reed,
Patsy. 1980. Nutrition: An Applied Science. San Francisco: West Publishing.
Reed, Lucy, and ...
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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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