- Paperback: 560 pages
- Publisher: Harper Perennial (September 26, 1990)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0060919906
- ISBN-13: 978-0060919900
- Product Dimensions: 5.3 x 1.3 x 8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 29 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #430,317 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Cultural anthropologist Harris ponders infanticide, dietary preferences, the worldwide sugar binge, incest avoidance, humans' addiction to orgasm, racism and much else. PW called this an "encyclopedic, consistently engaging survey of human evolution and culture."
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Another book of his oriented to laymen. And if bought used, at 560 pages, it's a bargain too.
Not only is the information fascinating, but the chapters are short and to the point.
These are also recommended:
Cows, Pigs, Wars, and Witches: The Riddles of Culture by Marvin Harris
Cannibals and Kings: Origins of Cultures by Marvin Harris