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Carole A Travis-Henikoff

Pen Name: None

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

Biography: 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.


Primary Literary Genre(s): Non-Fiction; Other

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers

Carole A Travis-Henikoff on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

Dinner with a cannibal :
ISBN: 1595800301 OCLC: 154714349

Santa Monica Press, Santa Monica, Calif. : ©2008.

Presenting the history of cannibalism in concert with human evolution, this account takes readers on an astonishing trip around the world and throughout history, painting the incredible, multifaceted realities of cannibalism. Focusing on how cannibalism began with the human species and how it has become an unspeakable taboo today, this study answers questions such as where, when, and how did shame and secrecy become connected with cannibalism? Why did some cannibals consume their enemies while others consumed their dead relatives? Did the eating of human flesh make them crazy? and What does it taste like? With careful anthropological and archaeological analysis and the telling of fascinating stories from around the world, this remarkable resource also includes details on the most famous real-life instances of cannibalism-including the Alive! incident in the Andes and the German Butcher of Hannover-and facts on infamous fictional cannibals such as Hannibal Lecter.--From the publisher.

Passings :
ISBN: 1595800484 OCLC: 642208875

Santa Monica Press, Santa Monica, CA : ©2010.

From dream research and global belief systems to extraordinary occurrences such as near death and out-of-body experiences, this fascinating study delves into every aspect of death. Taking a scientific and anthropological approach, this examination focuses on 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, this analysis includes the author's own personal experiences as well as other stories that illustrate the striking realities of passing. Beginning with the many losses that occurred during the author's childhood, this recollection moves into an up-close-and-personal look at the tragic three-and-a-half year period during which she lost her daughter, father, husband, grandmother, and mother. By combining personalized accounts with the scientific and the uncanny, this intriguing overview offers up a comprehensive investigation into the end of life, exploring individual beliefs and encouraging a better understanding of how the human species copes with death and dying.