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- Invention of Cooking Made Having a Bigger Brain an Asset for Humans -- Guardian (22 October 2012)
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Cooking Gave Humans Edge Over Apes?
-- Christine Dell'Amore, National Geographic News (13 February 2009)
- Cooking Has Been Both Boon and Bane for Humans -- Wired (2009-02-13)
- Deutsch, Jonathan. Barbecue: A Global History. London: Reaktion Books, 2014.
- Did the discovery of cooking make us human? -- BBCNews (02 March 2010)
- [video] Did Cooking Make Us Human?
(52 min., 2010, New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group)
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- How learning to cook increased human brain size --
-- BBCNews (10 December 2010)
- Meat, Fire And The Evolution Of Man -- NPR (02 August 2010)
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- Why Are Humans Different From All Other Apes? It’s the Cooking, Stupid -- DWIGHT GARNER, The New York Times (26 May 2009)
- Wrangham, Richard. Catching Fire: How cooking made us human. Basic Books, 2009.