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General Information

Name:  Carole A Travis-Henikoff  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction Other

Audience: Adult;


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Illinois Connection

The author divides her time between Chicago, Illinois, and Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

Biographical and Professional Information

Carole A. Travis-Henikoff is an author, businesswoman, rancher and independent scholar specializing in Paleoanthropology — the study of human origins. She has given lectures on Paleoanthropology at Loyola University and Rush University Medical Center - both in Chicago, and has taught anthropology to grammar, middle, and high school students.

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Titles At Your Library

Dinner with a Cannibal: The Complete History of Mankind's Oldest Taboo
ISBN: 1595800301

Santa Monica Press. 2008

Presenting the history of cannibalism in concert with human evolution, Dinner with a Cannibal takes its readers on an astonishing trip around the world and through history, examining its subject from every angle in order to paint the incredible, multifaceted panoply that is the reality of cannibalism. At the heart of Carole A. Travis-Henikoff’s book is the question of how cannibalism began with the human species and how it has become an unspeakable taboo today. At a time when science is being battered by religions and failing teaching methods, Dinner with a Cannibal presents slices of multiple sciences in a readable, understandable form nested within a wealth of data. With history, paleoanthropology, science, gore, sex, murder, war, culinary tidbits, medical facts, and anthropology filling its pages, Dinner with a Cannibal presents both the light and dark side of the human story the story of how we came to be all the things we are today.

Passings: Death, Dying, and Unexplained Phenomena
ISBN: 1595800484

Santa Monica Press. 2010

From dream research and global belief systems to such unexplained phenomena as bright lights, prescient dreams, near-death and out-of-body experiences, Passings delves into every aspect of the end of life. Taking a scientific and anthropological approach, Carole A. Travis-Henikoff looks at how other cultures deal with death, how diverse kinds of death are treated differently, and how belief systems set the tone for grieving.

In addition to the use of science and anthropology, Travis-Henikoff includes both her own personal experiences with the end of life as well as the stories of others who help illustrate the striking realities of passing. Beginning with the many deaths that occurred during Travis-Henikoff’s childhood, Passings moves into an up-close-and-personal look at the tragic three-and-a-half-year period when Travis-Henikoff lost her father, husband, grandmother, mother, and daughter.

By combining the personal, the scientific, and the unexplained, Passings offers a comprehensive investigation into the end of life that allows readers to both examine their own individual beliefs about the subject and to gain a better understanding about how we as a species cope with death and dying.

Star Food Revisited
ISBN: 0943972701

Homestead Pub. 2002

Book by Travis-Henikoff, Carole A.

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