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understanding food

Understanding Food
The Chemistry of Nutrition
Tannenbaum and Stillman
1962

This little retro science book is all about food. This book starts with a discussion of how times have changed and that our ancestors were not as tall and that humans can eat anything, even insects.

Our authors break down a bit of history and science to instruct the reader on the basic chemicals. Not a bad book for 1962. Of course this is dated, and the scope of the book seems a bit much. The weird little illustrations makes me think the authors were aiming toward a middle school audience.

Mary

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7 comments

  1. I bet there is now a definitive answer on those elements in the human body that had not been proven to be needed on page 57.

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  2. I love all the people in test-tubes and on lab scales. That earnest, optimistic belief in Science!

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  3. exactly when did Israel and “her Arab neighbors” settle their differences? did this book come from an alternate universe?

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