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By Marvin Harris

During this fantastic and profound learn the celebrated American anthropologist Marvin Harris indicates how the never-ending kinds of cultural habit -- frequently so perplexing in the beginning look -- should be defined as variations to specific ecological stipulations. His goal is to account for the evolution of cultural kinds as Darwin accounted for the evolution of organic types: to teach how cultures undertake their attribute types in accordance with altering ecological modes.

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