Thinner Than All His Tribe: Food, History and Human Obesity by Berman Hudson
Approx. 70,120 words.
Published on May 23, 2012.
The obesity/diabetes epidemic seems unstoppable. But though seemingly complex, it is simply a case of human ecology gone awry. We have become a sedentary species living in vast urban feedlots, and like cattle, we eat and become obese. This book details the long co-evolution of humans and their food. It also explains why things went so bad so fast in the 20th century and how we can save ourselves.