A major contribution to our knowledge regarding the evolution of human diet.
The perspective is fresh and insightful. . . . Johns has turned over new ground and, in doing so, he has challenged us to think more longitudinally and creatively about the dietary choices we have made (and continue to make) as a species and their biological and sociocultural consequences.
Advances the state of ethnobiological thinking on the role of biochemistry in human-plant interactions. . . . A landmark book, and one that should encourage us all to look more carefully at nutritional chemistry and more broadly and deeply at the human condition.
Journal of Ethnobiology
It is a pleasure to read an interdisciplinary work that is solidly scientific yet flexible enough to brave new ground.