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The Resource Cannibalism : a perfectly natural history, Bill Schutt, (eBook)

Cannibalism : a perfectly natural history, Bill Schutt, (eBook)

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Cannibalism : a perfectly natural history
Title
Cannibalism
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a perfectly natural history
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Bill Schutt
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eng
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 related to famine, burial rites, and medicine. Cannibalism has also been used as a form of terrorism and 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; and how cannibalism might be linked to the extinction of Neanderthals. Today, the subject of humans consuming one another has been relegated to the realm of horror movies, fiction, and the occasional psychopath. But 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--in other species and our own
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Midwest
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Schutt, Bill
Dewey number
394/.909
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no index present
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non fiction
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Cannibalism : a perfectly natural history, Bill Schutt, (eBook)
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MWT11813255
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1 online resource
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  • online
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9781616206550
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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MWT11813255
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Cannibalism : a perfectly natural history, Bill Schutt, (eBook)
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
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text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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MWT11813255
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781616206550
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • c
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11813255
Publisher number
MWT11813255
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remote
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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