Feast: Why Humans Share Food / Edition 1

Feast: Why Humans Share Food / Edition 1

by Martin Jones
ISBN-10:
0199533520
ISBN-13:
9780199533527
Pub. Date:
05/28/2008
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
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Overview

Feast: Why Humans Share Food / Edition 1

An exploration of why humans share food, from chimpanzees at a kill to university professors at a formal feast, from a Roman banquet to the TV dinner. Spanning half a million years, this fascinating account reveals the history of the meal and its huge impact both on the society and the ecology of the planet.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780199533527
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 05/28/2008
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 368
Product dimensions: 9.10(w) x 6.10(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents


List of maps     ix
List of illustrations     x
Illustration acknowledgements     xii
A return to the hearth     1
Are we so different? How apes eat     23
In search of big game     45
Fire, cooking, and growing a brain     73
Naming and eating     101
Among strangers     127
Seasons of the feast     153
Hierarchy and the food chain     177
Eating in order to be     207
Far from the hearth     233
The stomach and the soul     251
A global food web     277
Notes     304
References     319
Index     343

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