Cannibalism: A Perfectly Natural History

Cannibalism: A Perfectly Natural History

Eating one’s own kind is completely natural behavior in thousands of species, including humans. Throughout history we have engaged in cannibalism for reasons of famine, burial rites, and medicinal remedies; it’s been used as a way to terrorize and even a way to show filial piety. With unexpected wit and a wealth of knowledge, American Museum of Natural History biologist Bi...

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Title:Cannibalism: A Perfectly Natural History
Author:Bill Schutt
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ISBN:1616204621
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:332 pages

Cannibalism: A Perfectly Natural History Reviews

  • Ellen Gail
    May 12, 2016
    Life lesson: most of your coworkers won't want to discuss the cannibalism habits of tadpoles or the progression of prion diseases. They will look at you strangely.Well well well. This was a fun little bit of science! Author Bill Schutt did a great job of combining scientific evidence, speculation, h...
  • Nenia *the flagrant liberal* Campbell
    Jun 23, 2016
    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || PinterestI blame Bill Nye for fostering in me a fascination with all things science (something I think he'd gladly take the credit for). Romance novels might be my one true love, but pop science nonfiction is the other woman, my secret mistress, the one...
  • The Behrg
    Jul 15, 2016
    I'm not sure if reading a non-fiction novel about Cannibalism says more about the READER than it does the AUTHOR, but I found this a disturbingly fascinating read. Running the gamut from insects to the animal world to dinosaurs and neanderthals, the book then jumps to more modern cases from the Donn...
  • Nick Pageant
    Feb 21, 2017
    I know I'm not likely to convince anyone to read this but for a few special souls (I'm looking at you, Kelly). Still, this is a fun book. The author has a very light touch, lending humor to the gruesome business. I learned lots of useless trivia (that's why we all read so much, right?) and I'll neve...
  • Krista
    Mar 03, 2017
    Away for the weekend for my husband's work, we went out for a group dinner last night not long after I finished reading Cannibalism: A Perfectly Natural History, and as one does, I steered the conversation around to the topic of cannibalism – even as we nibbled our artisanal pizzas – and I...
  • Carlos
    Apr 27, 2017
    I know this might be the wrong thing to say but I enjoyed this book, for such a hard topic the author did a very good job of keeping the theme of the narrative fun and light . This is a study about cannibalism as it happens around the world , how cannibalism has used by colonial powers to brand cult...
  • Lukas (LukeLaneReads)
    Mar 31, 2017
    Absolutely *DEVOURED* this....I'm sorry, sometimes the urge to pun is just too strong. ...
  • Carole (Carole's Random Life in Books)
    May 01, 2017
    This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life in Books.I don't read a lot of non-fiction books but for some reason as soon as I saw this book I knew I wanted to read it. I love learning about anything medical or science related so it was as surprising of a choice as you might think. I have a...
  • Tudor Vlad
    Apr 21, 2017
    This was fun. I know, a book about cannibalism, how fun could that be? There are times when the book is dry and there were moments when I trudged through pages and pages of information. Still, for the most time the author manages to infuse this, at times, creepy subject with enough humor to make it ...
  • Book Riot Community
    Apr 27, 2017
    I read some excellent books in February, but nothing made me as gleefully happy as this book did. Lest you think I am an aspiring cannibal, it’s important to know that this is not a gruesome, sensational retelling of cannibalism among modern serial killers; Schutt respectfully stays away from t...