Download e-book for kindle: Good to Eat: Riddles of Food and Culture by Marvin Harris

By Marvin Harris

ISBN-10: 0671503669

ISBN-13: 9780671503666

ISBN-10: 1577660153

ISBN-13: 9781577660156

Why are human nutrition behavior so assorted? Why do american citizens cringe on the considered puppy meat? Jews and Moslems, beef? Hindus, red meat? Why do Asians abhor milk? In strong to devour, best-selling writer Marvin Harris leads readers on an informative detective experience to unravel the world’s significant nutrition puzzles. He explains the variety of the world’s gastronomic customs, demonstrating that what seem before everything look to be irrational nutrients tastes prove quite to were formed by way of sensible, fiscal, or political necessity. additionally, his shrewdpermanent and lively therapy sheds knowledge on such subject matters as why there was an explosion in speedy meals, why background exhibits that it’s “bad” to consume humans yet “good” to kill them, and why teenagers universally reject spinach. strong to consume is greater than an highbrow event in foodstuff for notion. it's a hugely readable, scientifically exact, and engaging paintings that demystifies the factors of myriad human cultural differences.

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