Hunger: An Unnatural History

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Basic Books, 2006 M09 5 - 272 páginas
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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I wasn't sure I was going to like this book when I first brought it home from the library. But, as I began to read it, I found it very engaging. Russell, has done quite a bit of research, and takes ... Leer comentario completo

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I highly recommend this book. It's not easy because the author brings something we all know into our minds in a subtle yet vivid way.
Real hunger is not a game.

Contenido

12
12
EIGHTEEN HOURS
17
3
27
SEVEN DAYS
37
THE HUNGER DISEASE STUDIES
95
THE MINNESOTA EXPERIMENT
113
THE ANTHROPOLOGY OF HUNGER
137
10
157
11
169
PROTOCOLS OF FAMINE
187
AN END TO HUNGER
205
SELECTED REFERENCES AND NOTES
231
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
261
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Sharman Apt Russell is the author of several books, including Hunger and Songs of the Fluteplayer, which won the Mountains and Plains Booksellers Award. She has written for publications including Discover and Nature Conservancy, and currently contributes to OnEarth, the magazine for the National Resource Defense Council. Russell teaches creative writing at Western New Mexico University and at Antioch University in Los Angeles, California. She lives in Silver City, New Mexico.

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