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The evidence consists of the exceptionally light complexion of northern
Europeans and the way skin color in Europe gradually darkens as one journeys
from the British Isles and Scandinavia to the lands surrounding the
The beneficial effect of fair skin on calcium absorption may seem odd in view of
what I have just said about brown being the "normal" color of our species. If
calcium is such an important nutrient, and if light skin color promotes the
synthesis of ...
outweighed the risks from skin cancer. The winters became longer and colder
and the sun more often obscured by mists and clouds. At the same time, they had
to reduce the area of skin that they could expose to vitamin D-inducing radiation ...
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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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