Meathooked: The History and Science of Our 2.5-Million-Year Obsession with Meat

Meathooked: The History and Science of Our 2.5-Million-Year Obsession with Meat

by Marta Zaraska

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780465036622
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 02/23/2016
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 1,064,394
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Marta Zaraska is a Polish-Canadian journalist whose science writing has appeared in The Washington Post, Newsweek, Los Angeles Times, Scientific American, and New Scientist, among others. Zaraska divides her time between France and the United States.

Table of Contents


Introduction
1. Enter Meat Eaters
2. Big Brains, Small Guts, and the Politics of Meat
3. The Good, the Bad, and the Heme Iron
4. The Chemistry of Love: Umami, Aromas, and Fat
5. Why Would Abramovich Taste Good?
6. Wagging the Dog of Demand
7. Eating Symbols
8. The Half-Crazed, Sour-Visaged Infidels, or Why Vegetarianism Failed in the Past
9. Why Giving Up Meat May Be Harder for Some of Us
10. Dog Skewers, Beef Burgers, and Other Weird Meats
11. The Pink Revolution, or How Asia Is Getting Hooked on Meat, Fast
12. The Future of Our Meat-Based Diets
Epilogue: The Nutrition Transition, Stage Five

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