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    DescriptionJonathan Safran Foer spent much of his teenage and college years oscillating between omnivore and vegetarian. But on the brink of fatherhood-facing the prospect of having to make dietary choices on a child's behalf-his casual questioning took on an urgency His quest for answers ultimately required him to visit factory farms in the middle of the night, dissect the emotional ingredients of meals from his childhood, and probe some of his most primal instincts about right and wrong. Brilliantly synthesizing philosophy, literature, science, memoir and his own detective work, "Eating Animals" explores the many fictions we use to justify our eating habits-from folklore to pop culture to family traditions and national myth-and how such tales can lull us into a brutal forgetting. Marked by Foer's profound moral ferocity and unvarying generosity, as well as the vibrant style and creativity that made his previous books, "Everything is Illuminated" and "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close," widely loved, "Eating Animals" is a celebration and a reckoning, a story about the stories we've told-and the stories we now need to tell.

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    Eating Animals
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jonathan Safran Foer
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 341
    Width: 150 mm
    Height: 236 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 567 g
    ISBN 13: 9780316069908
    ISBN 10: 0316069906

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SOC
    BIC subject category V2: DNF
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.8
    BISAC V2.8: PHI005000
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: WBJ, WBA, JFFZ
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    Ingram Subject Code: AN
    Libri: I-AN
    BIC subject category V2: JFCV
    BISAC V2.8: CKB030000, CKB086000
    DC22: 641.303
    BISAC V2.8: NAT039000, SOC055000
    B&T General Subject: 610
    B&T Approval Code: A97400000, A97403040
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 641.303
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 17100
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 641.3/03
    LC classification: TX392 .F58 2009
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: JBCC4, JBFU, WBJ, WBJK
    Little Brown and Company
    Imprint name
    Little Brown and Company
    Publication date
    02 November 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Jonathan Safran Foer is one of the most acclaimed young writers of his generation, a "certified wunderkind" ("Time") whose work has appeared in "The Paris Review," "The New York Times," and "The New Yorker." He has earned a National Jewish Book Award, a Guardian First Book Award, and remarkable praise for his first two novels, "Everything Is Illuminated" (adapted for film in 2005) and "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close." EATING ANIMALS is his first work of nonfiction.
    Review quote
    "Foer's case for ethical vegetarianism is wholly compelling...A blend of solid-and discomforting-reportage with fierce advocacy that will make committed carnivores squeal." "Kirkus Reviews""