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Steve Gibson and Leo Laporte run a weekly
podcast (on computer security) at the end of which they chat about
matters of general interest. Steve has just read Deadly Harvest and this
is an extract of the transcript.
... So I do, however, have a book recommendation.
I'm at the end of this book. I am so impressed by this book.
It's funny, too, because as I was reading it - and this is the
one I've mentioned a couple times that was about nutritional
anthropology, essentially - I was thinking, wow, I hate the
title of this book because it's just not serious enough. And I
was telling people, in fact I may have mentioned it to you on
the podcast, that I would imagine that, when this book was first
written, the author, whose name is Geoff Bond - actually his
middle name is James, so Geoff James Bond. He is from the U.K.,
but it's G-e-o-f-f Bond. I could imagine that, when he submitted
his galleys to the publisher, it was probably titled
"Nutritional Anthropology" or "Applied Practical
Nutritional Anthropology" or something, and the publisher
said, uh-huh, yeah, well, we'll never sell it if that's what we
call it”. What's funny is that this is his second book. And I
did find his first book, which is titled "Natural
Eating," and then the subtitle is "Nutritional
Anthropology: Eating in Harmony with Our Genetic
Oh, see, this is the new thing everybody's talking about.
Well, and frankly, I'm now self-conscious about ever having
mentioned Gary Taubes because I ran across a quote from him
about what he eats, and it's like, oh, boy, that's nothing that
I'm able to endorse from all the research I've done. Anyway, the
book is unfortunately titled "Deadly Harvest."
Which is, I know, which is meant to sell copies.
But it is a serious piece of work. He and his wife have lived
among aboriginal tribes and eaten what they eat. It is massively
referenced and researched. The last third of the book is the
references to everything he refers to through the book. For
people who haven't studied, as I have, things like evolutionary
psychology, there's a whole chunk about, like, pressures that,
like more than just eating, like societal and familial
relationships and interpersonal relationships and how our past
formed who we are today. Anyway, it's been a fantastic read. I
recommend it without reservation for anyone who is curious about
sort of where I've gone with my reading: "Deadly
Harvest" by Geoff Bond.
I've ordered it, yeah.