Paleofantasy: What Evolution Really Tells Us about Sex, Diet, and How We Live

Paleofantasy: What Evolution Really Tells Us about Sex, Diet, and How We Live

by Marlene Zuk

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Paleofantasy: What Evolution Really Tells Us about Sex, Diet, and How We Live by Marlene Zuk

An exposé of pseudoscientific myths about our evolutionary past and how we should live today.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393081374
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 03/18/2013
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Marlene Zuk is a professor of ecology, evolution and behavior at the University of Minnesota. The author of Sex on Six Legs, she lives in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

1 Cavemen in Condos 19

2 Are We Stuck? 44

3 Crickets, Sparrows, and Darwins-or, Evolution before Our Eyes 67

4 The Perfect Paleofantasy Diet: Milk 92

5 The Perfect Paleofantasy Diet: Meat, Grains, and Cooking 109

6 Exercising the Paleofantasy 134

7 Paleofantasy Love 164

8 The Paleofantasy Family 194

9 Paleofantasy, in Sickness and in Health 219

10 Are We Still Evolving? A Tale of Genes, Altitude, and Earwax 245

Acknowledgments 273

Notes 275

Bibliography 293

Index 315

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