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Pilgrim at Tinker Creek
Annie Dillard
Vampires in the Lemon Grove: Stories
Karen Russell
The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August
Claire North
Moral Tribes: Emotion, Reason, and the Gap Between Us and Them
Joshua Greene
The Wisdom Of The Myths: How Greek Mythology Can Change Your Life
Luc Ferry

An Edible History of Humanity

An Edible History of Humanity - Tom Standage I didn't enjoy this as much as Standage's History of the World in Six Glasses. There were lots of interesting nuggets in this book, some were cool trivia about the role of food in various phases throughout history, other nuggets shed light on our perspective on food today, calling into question what is natural, whether negative feelings toward GMO's are justified, what is the actual environmental impact of becoming a locavore. These questions are very compelling to me, and I certainly think there's a lot we can learn from studying the past to better our view of the present. I'm just not sure how well organized and integrated these nuggets of info were between the different eras of history to form a coherent history or a coherent view of where we are today.