'Cannibalism: A Perfectly Natural History' Discusses the Diet in Nature

 - Feb 10, 2017
References: amazon & jezebel
Though species eating other members of the same species often brings about a literally visceral dread (a dread consistently exploited in things like zombie movies,) 'Cannibalism: A Perfectly Natural History' looks to clear away some of the stigma surrounding the practice. The non-fiction nature book looks at examples of cannibalism in all sorts of fauna — humans included — to help people better understand the role it can play in the process of survival and evolution.

Cannibalism: A Perfectly Natural History's author, Bill Schutt, is a zoologist, so he's a reliable authority on the topic. However, his scientific background doesn't detract from his wry humor. Recognizing the repulsion that comes with the topic, Schutt deftly combines facts and literary style to get readers comfortable with the potentially grisly information.