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"[Catching Fire] makes a convincing case for the importance of cooking in the human diet, finding a connection between our need to eat cooked food in order to survive and our preference for soft foods. The popularity of Wonderbread, the digestion of actual lumps of meat, and the dangers of indulging our taste buds all feature in this expository romp through our gustatory evolution."―Seed Magazine

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"Catching Fire is a plain-spoken and thoroughly gripping scientific essay that presents nothing less than a new theory of human evolution...one that Darwin (among others) simply missed."―New York Times

"Brilliant... a fantastically weird way of looking at evolutionary change."
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"As new angles go, it's pretty much unbeatable."
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"Wrangham draws together previous studies and theories from disciplines as diverse as anthropology, biology, chemistry, sociology and literature into a cogent and compelling argument."
Washington Post

"Wrangham's attention to the most subtle of behaviors keeps the reader enrapt...a compelling picture, and one that I now contemplate every time I turn on my stove."
Texas Observer

"[A] fascinating study.... Wrangham's lucid, accessible treatise ranges across nutritional science, Paleontology and studies of ape behavior and hunter-gatherer societies; the result is a tour de force of natural history and a profound analysis of cooking's role in daily life."
Publishers Weekly

"An innovative argument that cooked food led to the rise of modern Homo sapiens.... Experts will debate Wrangham's thesis, but most readers will be convinced by this lucid, simulating foray into popular anthropology."
Kirkus Reviews

"In this thoroughly researched and marvelously well written book, Richard Wrangham has convincingly supplied a missing piece in the evolutionary origin of humanity."
Edward O. Wilson, Harvard University

About the Author

Richard Wrangham is the Ruth Moore Professor of Biological Anthropology at Harvard University and Curator of Primate Behavioral Biology at the Peabody Museum. He is the co-author of Demonic Malesand and co-editor of Chimpanzee Cultures. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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  • Grade level : 11 and up
  • Item Weight : 9.6 ounces
  • Paperback : 320 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 0465020410
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0465020416
  • Dimensions : 5.5 x 0.73 x 8.2 inches
  • Publisher : Basic Books; Reprint edition (September 7, 2010)
  • Reading level : 13 and up
  • Language: : English
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4.0 out of 5 stars A brave collection of ideas about cooking and human development
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