Why Some Like It Hot: Food, Genes, and Cultural Diversity
In "Why Some Like It Hot," award-winning natural
historian Gary Paul Nabhan offers a view of genes, diets,
ethnicity, and place that will forever change the way readers
understand human health and cultural diversity. 1-55963-466-9$24.00
/ Island Press
"Move over Dr. Atkins--here's someone who really understands what a body needs. In a homogenized world, it is delightful to be reminded that our cells and organs follow a much older and more complex set of instructions. Read it before you head out to the market for this week's shopping!" --Bill McKibben
Gary Paul Nabhan has been at the forefront of ethnobiology and nutritional ecology for three decades. He has been honored with a MacArthur "Genius" Fellowship and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society for Conservation Biology. His books and essays have won numerous awards, including the Burroughs Medal for nature writing, and have been translated into five languages. His original research that underlies this book has appeared in Nature, Science News, Slow, Journal of Clinical Nutrition, and Ecology of Food and Nutrition. He is currently the Director of the Center for Sustainable Environments at Northern Arizona University.