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of Timothy Johns’s interdisciplinary study, which forges a bold synthesis of ethnobotany and chemical ecology. Originally published in hardcover as With Bitter Herbs They Shall Eat It: Chemical Ecology and the Origins of Human Diet and Medicine.

The domestication of the potato serves as the focus of Timothy Johns’s interdisciplinary study, which forges a bold synthesis of ethnobotany and chemical ecology. The Aymara of highland Bolivia have long used varieties of potato containing potentially toxic levels of glycoalkaloids, and Johns proposes that such plants can be eaten without harm owing to human genetic modification and cultural manipulation.

Timothy Johns (Author). A major contribution to our knowledge regarding the evolution of human diet. The perspective is fresh and insightful.

Release Date:September 1996. Publisher:University of Arizona Press.

book by Timothy Johns. So-called primitive peoples show a surprisingly sophisticated understanding of how their bodies interact with plant chemicals, which may allow us to rediscover the origins of diet by retracing the paths of biology and culture. Release Date:September 1996.

The Origins of Human Diet and Medicine: Chemical Ecology (Arizona Studies in Human Ecology). This rich book offers a balanced biocultural explanation of how food and culture meet in our cuisines to foster health across the globe. Plant Science Bulletin. In her succinct conclusions, Etkin's writing shines as she describes her objectives and theortetical foundations.

With Bitter Herbs They Shall Eat It: Chemical Ecology and the Origins of Human Diet and Medicine. University of Arizona Press, Tucson, 1990. xi + 356 p. illustrations, tables, appendixes, bibliography, index. Henry P. Schwarcz (a1). McMaster University, Ontario. Published online by Cambridge University Press: 20 January 2017.

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Human ecology is an interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary study of the relationship between humans and their natural, social, and built environments. The philosophy and study of human ecology has a diffuse history with advancements in ecology, geography, sociology, psychology, anthropology, zoology, epidemiology, public health, and home economics, among others.

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Arizona Studies in Human Ecology by TIMOTHY JOHNS. With Bitter Herbs They Shall Eat It: Chemical Ecology and the Origins of Human Diet and Medicine. Arizona Studies in Human Ecology by TIMOTHY JOHNS (pp. 310-311). ANDREW CUTHBERTSON (pp. 317-318).

Johns is a Professor of Human Nutrition at McGill University. His work involves field studies with communities in Latin America, Sub-Saharan Africa and Canada in conjunction with laboratory analysis of chemical composition and medicinal properties of plants.

But the human diet is significantly richer than that of the great apes in terms . Feeding and diet played key roles in human evolution. This provides an opportunity to study the impact changes in economy have had on foraging and food sharing.

Altogether, these factors underscore the complexity of the technical, botanical, ecological and culinary skills and knowledge required for plant processing.

People have always been attracted to foods rich in calories, fat, and protein; yet the biblical admonition that meat be eaten “with bitter herbs” suggests that unpalatable plants play an important role in our diet. So-called primitive peoples show a surprisingly sophisticated understanding of how their bodies interact with plant chemicals, which may allow us to rediscover the origins of diet by retracing the paths of biology and culture.   The domestication of the potato serves as the focus of Timothy Johns’s interdisciplinary study, which forges a bold synthesis of ethnobotany and chemical ecology. The Aymara of highland Bolivia have long used varieties of potato containing potentially toxic levels of glycoalkaloids, and Johns proposes that such plants can be eaten without harm owing to human genetic modification and cultural manipulation. Drawing on additional fieldwork in Africa, he considers the evolution of the human use of plants, the ways in which humans obtain foods from among the myriad poisonous and unpalatable plants in the environment, and the consequences of this history for understanding the basis of the human diet. A natural corollary to his investigation is the origin of medicine, since the properties of plants that make them unpalatable and toxic are the same properties that make them useful pharmacologically.   As our species has adapted to the use of plants, plants have become an essential part of our internal ecology. Recovering the ancient wisdom regarding our interaction with the environment preserves a fundamental part of our human heritage.Originally published in hardcover as With Bitter Herbs They Shall Eat It: Chemical Ecology and the Origins of Human Diet and Medicine

The Origins of Human Diet and Medicine: Chemical Ecology (Arizona Studies in Human Ecology) epub download

ISBN13: 978-0816516872

ISBN: 0816516871

Author: Timothy Johns

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Subcategory: Science & Mathematics

Language: English

Publisher: University of Arizona Press; 1 edition (September 1, 1996)

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