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Cannibalism : a perfectly natural history, Bill Schutt

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Cannibalism : a perfectly natural history
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Cannibalism : a perfectly natural history
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Bill Schutt
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eng
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"Eating one's own kind is completely natural behavior in thousands of species, including humans. Throughout history we have engaged in cannibalism for reasons relating to famine, burial rites, and medicinal remedies. Cannibalism has been used as a form of terrorism but also as the ultimate expression of filial piety. With unexpected wit and a wealth of knowledge, Bill Schutt, a research associate at the American Museum of Natural History, takes us on a tour of the field, exploring exciting new avenues of research and investigating questions like why so many fish eat their offspring and some amphibians consume their mother's skin; why sexual cannibalism is an evolutionary advantage for certain spiders; why, until the end of the eighteenth century, British royalty regularly ate human body parts; how cannibalism may be linked to the extinction of Neanderthals; why microbes on sacramental bread may have led to Catholics' to persecute European Jews in the Middle Ages. Today, the subject of humans consuming one another has been relegated to the realm of horror movies, fiction, and the occasional psychopath, but be forewarned: As climate change progresses and humans see more famine, disease, and overcrowding, biological and cultural constraints may well disappear. These are the very factors that lead to outbreaks of cannibalism. As he examines these close encounters of the cannibal kind, Bill Schutt makes the ick-factor fascinating"--
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Title
Cannibalism
Creator
Summary
Eating one’s own kind is completely natural behavior in thousands of species, including humans. Throughout history we have engaged in cannibalism for reasons of famine, burial rites, and medicinal remedies. With unexpected wit and a wealth of knowledge, biologist Bill Schutt takes us on a tour of the field, dissecting exciting new research on the topic
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10546097
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CoCr/DLC
Dewey number
394
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
GN409
LC item number
.S38 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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adult
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a perfectly natural history
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by Bill Schutt
Cannibalism : a perfectly natural history, Bill Schutt
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Cannibalism : a perfectly natural history, Bill Schutt
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"Published simultaneously in Canada by Thomas Allen & Son Limited."
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Includes bibliographical references
Contents
Animal the cannibal -- Go on, eat the kids -- Sexual cannibalism or size matters -- Quit crowding me -- Bear down -- Dinosaur cannibals? -- File under: weird -- Neanderthals and the guys in the other valley -- Columbus, caribs and cannibalism -- Bones of contention -- Cannibalism and the Bible -- The worst party ever -- Eating people is bad -- Eating people is good -- Chia skulls and mummy powder -- Placenta helper -- Cannibalism in the Pacific Islands -- Mad cows and Englishmen -- Acceptable risk
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ocn933271956
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Dimensions
24 cm
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Edition
First edition.
Extent
332 pages
Isbn
9781616204624
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(hc)
Lccn
2016023112
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illustrations

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