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Hunger: An Unnatural History - Sharman Apt Russell
Hunger: An Unnatural History
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Every day, we wake up hungry. Every day, we break our fast. Hunger is both a natural and an unnatural human condition. In Hunger, Sharman Apt Russell explores the range of this primal experience. Step by step, Russell takes us through the physiology of hunger, from eighteen hours without food to... show more
Every day, we wake up hungry. Every day, we break our fast. Hunger is both a natural and an unnatural human condition. In Hunger, Sharman Apt Russell explores the range of this primal experience. Step by step, Russell takes us through the physiology of hunger, from eighteen hours without food to thirty-six hours to three days to seven days to thirty days. In quiet, elegant prose, she asks a question as big as history and as everyday as skipping lunch: How does hunger work?
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780465071654 (0465071651)
Publisher: Basic Books
Pages no: 272
Edition language: English
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4.0 Hunger: An Unnatural History
When I told people I was reading a book about hunger, they kept asking, "Hunger like being hungry? Or hunger like world hunger?" The answer is simply "yes." Russell covers hunger in all its myriad forms, providing a 10,000 foot overview of the subject that nonetheless manages to be astonishingly per...
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