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The Quest For Food
A Natural History of Eating
by Harald Brüssow

The Quest For Food begins in prehistoric times with religion and the exploration of the connection between food and sex.

The Quest For Food embarks on a biochemistry-oriented journey tracing the path of a food molecule through the central carbon pathway until it is decomposed into CO2, H2O and ATP.

Contents

1. A Nutritional Conditio Humana

  • A Few Glimpses on Biological Anthropology
  • Basic Concepts on Eating

2. Some Aspects of Nutritional Biochemistry

  • The Central Carbon Pathway
  • De Revolutionibus Orbium Metabolicorum

3. Bioenergetics

  • Oxygen
  • Electrons
  • Protons and ATP

4. The Evolution of Eating Systems

  • The Beginning of Biochemistry
  • Early Eaters
  • Photosynthesis
  • The Acquisition of the Atoms of Life
  • Nutritional Interactions in the Ocean
  • A World of Iron
  • Early Steps in Predation
  • Increasing Complexity
  • The First Animals
  • Vertebrates

5. The Ecology of Eating Systems

  • Eat or be Eaten: Anatomy of the Marine Food Chain
  • Life Histories Between the Land and the Sea
  • Nutritional Ecology
  • Herbivory

6. Eating Cultures

  • Choosing Food
  • Behavior
  • Animal Technology
  • Human's Progress?
  • Domestication
  • Fishery

7. We as Food and Feeders

  • Prey of Microbes
  • Going for our Blood
  • Going for our Gut
  • Viruses Going for Gut or Genome

8. An Agro(-Eco)nomical Outlook: Feeding the Billions

Index

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A Natural History of Eating
by Harald Brüssow

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