Craving Earth Understanding Pica The Urge To Eat Clay Starch Ice And Chalk

all intitle inauthor inpublisher isbn lccn oclc

Info


Craving Earth Understanding Pica The Urge To Eat Clay Starch Ice And Chalk

Bookweight -
By Statement -
Classifications -
Contributions -
Copyright Date -
Create -
Description -
Dewey Decimal Class -
Dimensions -
Download Url -
Edition Name -
First Sentence -
Full Title -
Genres -
Ia Box Id -
Ia Loaded Id -
Isbn10 -
Isbn13 9780231146098
Isbn Invalid -
Languages -
Latest Revision 2
Lc Classifications -
Lccn -
Location -
Notes -
Number Of Pages -
Ocaid -
Oclc Number -
Oclc Numbers -
Openlibrary -
Original Isbn -
Other Titles -
Pagination -
Physical Dimensions -
Physical Format -
Publish Country -
Publish Date 2012
Publish Places -
Publishers Columbia University Press
Purchase Url -
Revision 2
Series -
Source Records -
Subject People -
Subject Place -
Subject Places -
Subject Time -
Subject Times -
Subjects -
Subtitle -
Table Of Contents -
Title Craving Earth Understanding Pica The Urge To Eat Clay Starch Ice And Chalk
Title Prefix -
Translated From -
Translation Of -
Uri Descriptions -
Uris -
Url -
Weight -
Work Title -
Work Titles -

Additional Info


Craving Earth Understanding Pica The Urge To Eat Clay Starch Ice And Chalk
Preview
Authors Sera L. Young
Average Rating -
Categories Medical
Content Version 0.2.0.0.preview.1
Description Humans have eaten earth, on purpose, for more than 2,000 years. They also crave starch, ice, chalk, and other unorthodox food items. Some even claim they are "addicted" and "go crazy" without these items. Sifting through extensive historical, ethnographic, and biomedical findings, Sera L. Young creates a portrait of pica, or nonfood cravings, from humans' earliest ingestions to current trends and practices. In engaging detail, she describes the substances most frequently consumed and the many methods used to obtain them. She reveals how pica is remarkably prevalent, identifies its most avid partakers, and describes the potentially healthful and harmful effects. She evaluates the many hypotheses about the causes of pica, from the fantastical to the scientific, including hunger, nutritional deficiencies, and protective capacities. Never has a book examined pica so thoroughly or accessibly, merging absorbing history with intimate case studies to illuminate a behavior deeply entwined with human biology and culture.
Language en
Maturity Rating NOT_MATURE
Page Count 228
Print Type BOOK
Published Date 2012-07-01
Publisher Columbia University Press
Ratings Count -
Subtitle Understanding Pica, the Urge to Eat Clay, Starch, Ice, and Chalk
Title Craving Earth
ISBN_139780231146098
ISBN_100231146094

Copyright © joandisalovebooks.com2017 | Sitemap