Live Science is hosting a book giveaway!
"Cannibalism: A Perfectly Natural History" (Algonquin Books, 2017) is a new book by zoologist Bill Schutt, a professor of biology at the Post Campus of Long Island University and a research associate in residence at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. Schutt is also the author of "Dark Banquet: Blood and the Curious Lives of Blood-Feeding Creatures."
On Wednesday (Feb. 22) at 1:00 p.m. ET, Bill Schutt joins us at Live Science to talk about his book in a Facebook Live event, during which we'll be giving away two signed copies of "Cannibalism" to two lucky viewers. [Tune in on Live Science's Facebook page]
From the infamous cannibal pioneers of the 19th-century Donner party to insects and arachnids that blithely consume their partners after mating, those that eat their own kind inspire fascination — and queasiness. Once considered a bizarre habit born of utterly desperate or depraved circumstances, cannibalism has come to be recognized as playing a surprisingly complex and nuanced role in species across the animal kingdom. And Schutt serves up a tempting menu of evidence that reveals cannibalism — yes, even in human societies — to be more widespread and "perfectly natural" than previously suspected.
Cannibalism: A Perfectly Natural History Giveaway