Catching Fire: How Cooking Made Us Human by Richard Wrangham

In Catching Fire, renowned primatologist Richard Wrangham argues that our evolutionary success is the result of cooking. Once our hominid ancestors began cooking, the human digestive tract shrank and the brain grew; and pair bonding, marriage, the household, and even the sexual division of labor emerged. A path-breaking theory of human evolution, Catching Fire will fascinate anyone interested in our ancient origins or our modern eating habits. (from the publisher)

Basic Books; First Trade Paper Edition edition (September 7, 2010)

 

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