Catching Fire

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How Cooking Made Us Human | 5 CEU
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Ever since Darwin and The Descent of Man, the existence of humans has been attributed to our intelligence and adaptability. In Catching Fire, renowned primatologist Richard Wrangham presents a startling alternative: our evolutionary success is the result of cooking. In a groundbreaking theory of our origins, Wrangham shows that the shift from raw to cooked foods was the key factor in human evolution. When our ancestors adapted to using fire, humanity began. Once our hominid ancestors began cooking their food, the human digestive tract shrank, and the brain grew. Time once spent chewing tough raw food could be sued instead to hunt and to tend camp. Cooking became the basis for pair bonding and marriage, created the household, and even led to a sexual division of labor. Tracing the contemporary implications of our ancestors’ diets, Catching Fire sheds new light on how we came to be the social, intelligent, and sexual species we are today. A pathbreaking new theory of human evolution, Catching Fire will provoke controversy and fascinate anyone interested in our ancient origins—or in our modern eating habits.

Learning Objective
Articulate the influence and relationship between cooking and human’s physical and cultural evolution.

Exam & Book Info

  • Exam: 30 true/false statements. Downloadable. Unlimited retakes. View our "How It Works" video.
  • Kindle eBook: 661 KB. ASIN: B0097D71MQ. Accessible in the U.S. only. You must have an active amazon account. The email associated with your active amazon account, must be the same email used for this order--otherwise you may not receive your Kindle eBook and may need to repurchase it. Kindle eBooks can be viewed on Androids, iPhones, iPads, PCs, Macs, etc. Enjoy Kindle eBooks on any device with the free Kindle app for iPhone, iPad, Android phones and tablets, PC and Mac, and on Kindle e-readers and Fire tablets. Learn more here.
  • Book: Paperback, 320pp. Sep 2010. ISBN-13: 978-0465093977
Continuing Education Info
  • Accepted by NANP
  • Course Expiry (last date to submit this course for CEU): Sept 30, 2022
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