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Cannibals And Kings : Vintage - Marvin Harris

Cannibals And Kings

Vintage

Paperback Published: 1st June 1991
ISBN: 9780679728498
Number Of Pages: 366

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In this brilliant and profound study the distinguished American anthropologist Marvin Harris shows how the endless varieties of cultural behavior -- often so puzzling at first glance -- can be explained as adaptations to particular ecological conditions. His aim is to account for the evolution of cultural forms as Darwin accounted for the evolution of biological forms: to show how cultures adopt their characteristic forms in response to changing ecological modes.
" A magisterial interpretation of the rise and fall of human cultures and societies."
-- Robert Lekachman, Washington Post Book World
"Its persuasive arguments asserting the primacy of cultural rather than genetic or psychological factors in human life deserve the widest possible audience."
-- Gloria Levitas The New Leader
" An original and...urgent theory about the nature of man and at the reason that human cultures take so many diverse shapes."
-- The New Yorker
"Lively and controversial."
-- I. Bernard Cohen, front page, The New York Times Book Review

ISBN: 9780679728498
ISBN-10: 067972849X
Series: Vintage
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 366
Published: 1st June 1991
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.3 x 13.2  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.33
Edition Number: 2