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The Resource Decolonizing the diet : nutrition, immunity, and the warning from early America, Gideon A. Mailer and Nicola E. Hale

Decolonizing the diet : nutrition, immunity, and the warning from early America, Gideon A. Mailer and Nicola E. Hale

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Decolonizing the diet : nutrition, immunity, and the warning from early America
Title
Decolonizing the diet
Title remainder
nutrition, immunity, and the warning from early America
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Gideon A. Mailer and Nicola E. Hale
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "Decolonizing the Diet" challenges the common claim that native American communities were decimated after 1492 because they lived in "virgin soils" that were biologically distinct from those in the Old World. Comparing the European transition from Paleolithic hunting and gathering with native American subsistence strategies before and after 1492, this book offers a new way of understanding the link between biology, ecology and history. After examining the history and bio-archaeology of ancient Europe, the ancient Near East, ancient native America and Europe during the medieval Black Death, this study sets out to understand the subsequent collision between indigenous peoples and Europeans in North America from 1492 to the present day. Synthesizing the latest work in the science of nutrition, immunity and evolutionary genetics with cutting edge scholarship on the history of indigenous North America, this book highlights a fundamental model of human demographic destruction human populations have been able to recover from mass epidemics within a century, whatever their genetic heritage. They fail to recover from epidemics when their ability to hunt, gather and farm nutritionally dense plants and animals is diminished by war, colonization and cultural destruction. The history of native America before and after 1492 clearly shows that biological immunity is contingent on historical context, not least in relation to the protection or destruction of long-evolved nutritional building blocks that underlie human immunity."--
  • "Synthesizing the science of nutrition, immunity, and evolutionary genetics with a controversial new history of indigenous North America, Decolonizing the Diet shows how populations fail to recover from epidemics when their ability to hunt, gather, and farm nutritionally dense plants and animals is diminished by war, colonization, and cultural destruction"--
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Mailer, Gideon
Dewey number
613.2
Index
index present
LC call number
RA784
LC item number
.M293 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2018 E-192
  • 11 DA2
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1985-
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Hale, Nicola E.
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  • Nutrition
  • Diet
  • Indigenous peoples
  • Immunology
  • Immune System Phenomena
  • Diet
  • Indians, North American
  • European Continental Ancestry Group
  • Environment
  • North America
  • HISTORY / Native American
  • Indigenous peoples
  • Diet
  • Immunology
  • Nutrition
Label
Decolonizing the diet : nutrition, immunity, and the warning from early America, Gideon A. Mailer and Nicola E. Hale
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction; Nutrition and Immunity in native America: A Biological and Historical Controversy; Chapter 1: The evolution of nutrition and immunity : from the Paleolithic Era to the Medieval European Black Death; Chapter 2: More than maize: Native American subsistence strategies from the Bering migration to the eve of contact; Chapter 3: Micronutrients and immunity in native America, 1492-1750 ; Chapter 4: Metabolic health and immunity in native America,1750-1950; Epilogue: Decolonizing the Diet : Food Sovereignty and Biodiversity
Control code
1022080397
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 343 pages
Isbn
9781783087143
Lccn
2018004290
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1022080397
Label
Decolonizing the diet : nutrition, immunity, and the warning from early America, Gideon A. Mailer and Nicola E. Hale
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction; Nutrition and Immunity in native America: A Biological and Historical Controversy; Chapter 1: The evolution of nutrition and immunity : from the Paleolithic Era to the Medieval European Black Death; Chapter 2: More than maize: Native American subsistence strategies from the Bering migration to the eve of contact; Chapter 3: Micronutrients and immunity in native America, 1492-1750 ; Chapter 4: Metabolic health and immunity in native America,1750-1950; Epilogue: Decolonizing the Diet : Food Sovereignty and Biodiversity
Control code
1022080397
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 343 pages
Isbn
9781783087143
Lccn
2018004290
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1022080397

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