Feast: Why Humans Share Food (Hardback)
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Feast: Why Humans Share Food (Hardback)

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Hardback 380 Pages / Published: 22/03/2007
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Is sharing food such an everyday, unremarkable occurrence? In fact, the human tendency to sit together peacefully over food is actually rather an extraordinary phenomenon, and one which many species find impossible. It is also a pheonomenon with far-reaching consequences for the global environment and human social evolution. So how did this strange and powerful behaviour come about? In Feast, Martin Jones uses the latest archaeological methods to illuminate how humans came to share food in the first place and how the human meal has developed since then. From the earliest evidence of human consumption around half a million years ago to the era of the TV dinner and the drive-through diner, this fascinating account unfolds the history of the human meal and its huge impact both on human society and the ecology of the planet.

Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199209019
Number of pages: 380
Weight: 712 g
Dimensions: 241 x 162 x 26 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
concrete and compelling * Paul Levy, TLS *
Wonderful - don't miss it for the world. * Elisabeth Luard, The Scotsman *
This is a mould-cracker of a book, as readable as any thriller. * Elisabeth Luard, Literary Review *
Will delight most anthropologists and evolutionary biologists, as well as broadly educated laypersons interested in the evolution of diet and the social organisation of eating...[a] captivating narrative. * Gary Paul Nabhan, Nature *
A lively, wide-ranging study. * The Scotsman *
Jones offers much that is both fascinating and illuminating. * Kate Colquhoun, The Telegraph (Review) *

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