Meathooked: The History and science of our 2.5-Million-Year Obsession with Meat
By Marta Zaraska
Do you suffer from “meat hunger?” You’re not alone. Science writer Zaraska traces our affinity for animal flesh from the first species evolved to have a mouth (enabling it to eat other species — and its own) to superslick advertisements that make you crave bacon. Don’t worry, vegans, there’s something here for you, too: Zaraska suggests carnivory among humans may be rooted more in culture and myth than actual physiological need. Thought-provoking and enjoyable, it’s a book you can really, ah, sink your teeth into.