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

  • 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...
  • Olive (abookolive)
    Mar 31, 2017
    See my review on my booktube channel: https://youtu.be/zjgJWtWW0qY...
  • 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...
  • Lena♥Ribka
    Feb 20, 2017
    Eating one’s own kind is completely natural behavior in thousands of species, including humans. Well...that is something I have to read...when I'm in the proper mood....
  • 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...
  • Jenny (adultishbooks)
    Mar 25, 2017
    Utterly fascinating piece of non-fiction that is easy-to-follow, accessible, and snarky. I do think it lost focus at the 11th hour when it discussed Mad Cow Disease (which I totally missed the connective tissue *pun intended* of how he got there). Still, it was haunting and chilling but totally gave...
  • Ana  Vlădescu
    Mar 31, 2017
    So, just to deter any possible squeamish readers: Schutt eats placenta, prepared a la osso bucco, in this book. I kinda-sorta-maybe-wanna eat placenta right now, just to see how it tastes. Is that gross? Probably. But I'm just curious - and as we all know, curiosity killed the cat. This time it migh...
  • Lukas (LukeLaneReads)
    Mar 31, 2017
    Absolutely *DEVOURED* this....I'm sorry, sometimes the urge to pun is just too strong. ...
  • 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 ...