Catching Fire

In this stunningly original book, Richard Wrangham argues that it was cooking caused the extraordinary transformation of our ancestors from apelike beings to Homo erectus. At heart Catching Fire lies an explosive new idea: habit eating cooked rather than raw food permitted digestive tract shrink and human brain grow, helped structure society, created male-female division labour. As adapted using fire, humans emerged as “the apes”. Covering everything food-labelling overweight pets raw-food faddists, offers a startlingly argument about how we came be social, intelligent, sexual species are today. “This notion is surprising, fresh and, in hands Wrangham, utterly persuasive … Big, ideas do not come along often evolution these days, but one.” -Matt Ridley, author Genome

By winning the Hunger Games, Katniss and Peeta have secured a life of safety plenty for themselves their families, but because they won by defying rules, unwittingly become faces an impending rebellion.