John richard krebs baron krebs frs born 11 april 1945 in sheffield england is an english zoologist researching in the field of behavioural ecology of birds he was the principal of jesus college oxford from 2007 until 2015. John krebs in this book covers the issues surrounding food from the kinds of foods we know humans to have eaten since prehistory to the ways our cultivation and use of science have changed in just the last century or so. In this very short introduction prof lord john krebs provides a brief history of human food from our remote ancestors 3 million years ago to the present day. Food a very short introduction john krebs very short introductions includes a brief history of human food and examines the four great transitions of food development considers the various biological senses involved in food looks at the reasons why people like some food and not others including the genetic influences and role of learning . In the press excellent book about the author professor lord john krebs is the principal of jesus college oxford he has held positions at the university of british columbia university of wales bangor and oxford university where he was a royal society research professor from 1988 2005
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