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I first read this book as "light" reading when I was a graduate student in anthropology.
Hopefully, the ideas presented in Harris' book will lead its readers to a better understanding of the human condition.
This book is a refreshing change from the dry, jargon-filled tomes normally produced by anthropologists.
It has a sticker on the book said sold in $6, but I paid 10 bucks for itPublished 29 days ago by tian
Loved this book, it explains so much about why people do the things they do in other cultures! It puts so much into perspective, I'm definitely not the same after reading itPublished 5 months ago by Anielka Campos Pham
Marvin Harris wrote the first edition of this book in the early 1960's I believe but it doesn't feel dated at all. Read morePublished 6 months ago by DealKillerDan
I had to have this for an anthropology class. I planned to sell it to another student when I was done with it but I changed my mind. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Aradia Dawn
It takes gumption to reduce beliefs in sacred cows and messiahs to strictly functional purposes. For the most part, Harris pulls it off with a series of entertaining (and at times... Read morePublished 8 months ago by bmbower
Purchased as a textbook for a university class, not particularly interested in the subject and thought the book was boring. Read morePublished 9 months ago by W.M. Hamilton