Our Kind: Who We Are, Where We Came From, Where We Are Going

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Writing with the same wit, humor, and style of his earlier bestsellers, noted anthropologist Marvin Harris traces our roots and views our destiny.

Marin Harris tells how we evolved from apes, acquired powers of speech, and went on to fill the world with a dazzling diversity of societies and cultures. Writing with the same wit, humor and style of his earlier bestsellers, this noted anthropologist traces our roots and views our ...

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Overview

Writing with the same wit, humor, and style of his earlier bestsellers, noted anthropologist Marvin Harris traces our roots and views our destiny.

Marin Harris tells how we evolved from apes, acquired powers of speech, and went on to fill the world with a dazzling diversity of societies and cultures. Writing with the same wit, humor and style of his earlier bestsellers, this noted anthropologist traces our roots and views our eventual destiny.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Cultural anthropologist Harris ponders infanticide, dietary preferences, the worldwide sugar binge, incest avoidance, humans' addiction to orgasm, racism and much else. PW called this an ``encyclopedic, consistently engaging survey of human evolution and culture.'' (Sept.)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780060919900
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 9/28/1990
  • Series: Harper Perennial
  • Pages: 560
  • Sales rank: 816,305
  • Product dimensions: 5.31 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 1.27 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 28, 2000

    Marilyn, a writer and grandmother

    I read this wonderful book in 1995 as part of a course requirement in college. I was going to skim and write my book report. I read the prologue and was hooked. Read the whole darn thing. Harris is provocative and humerous, profound and compelling. Absolutely worth the read. And worth the money.

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  • Posted March 2, 2010

    An admirer for over 38 years, and although Marvin Harris passed away in 2002 his work will live on.

    Although I have not had time to read the book, I have been a great admirer of Marvin Harris' scholarship since 1972. I am sure that this will be a great addition to my library.

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