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Cannibals and Kings

Cannibals and Kings

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Written by Marvin HarrisAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Marvin Harris

  • Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • On Sale: June 4, 1991
  • Price: $16.95
  • ISBN: 978-0-679-72849-8 (0-679-72849-X)
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Harris shows how the endless varieties of cultural behavior can be explained as adaptations to particular ecological conditions. His aim is to account for the evolution of cultural forms as Darwin accounted for the evolution of biological forms: to show how cultures adopt their characteristic forms in response to changing ecological modes.

"[An] original and...urgent theory about the nature of man and the reason that human cultures take so many diverse shapes."--The New Yorker