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Evolution and Human Sexual BehaviorFew things come more naturally to us than sex―or so it would seem. Yet to a chimpanzee, the sexual practices and customs we take for granted would appear odd indeed. He or she might wonder why we bother with inconveniences like clothes, why we prefer to make love on a bed, and why we fuss so needlessly over privacy. Evolution and Human Sexual Behavior invites us into the thought-experiment of imagining human sex from the vantage point of our primate cousins, in order to underscore the role of …

Death from a Distance and the Birth of a Humane Universe: Human Evolution, Behavior, History, and Your FutureA new biological theory of human uniqueness and theory of everything based in human evolution. Paul M. Bingham & Joanne Souza share the products of more than a decades research into our evolutionary history. Humans communicate, cooperate, reason, coerce, & influence in specific ways that separate us from all other species. Knowledge of how this originally came to be in the human species is crucial to understanding our current social, economic and political behavior. “Death from a Distance an…

The Sex Contract: The Evolution of Human BehaviorPp. 253; 1 double-page halftone map, 8 full page black-and-white plates. One-quarter blue cloth, lettered in gilt on the spine, over tan boards, color pictorial dust jacket, lg 8vo. In this volume, the author creates a vivid picture of why humans can down from the trees and began to walk on two legs. Making us see our fossil ancestors as real people, the author shows how an upright stance created radical changes in human sexuality. No ownership marks and no signs of use….

The Mating Mind: How Sexual Choice Shaped the Evolution of Human NaturePp. 253; 1 double-page halftone map, 8 full page black-and-white plates. One-quarter blue cloth, lettered in gilt on the spine, over tan boards, color pictorial dust jacket, lg 8vo. In this volume, the author creates a vivid picture of why humans can down from the trees and began to walk on two legs. Making us see our fossil ancestors as real people, the author shows how an upright stance created radical changes in human sexuality. No ownership marks and no signs of use.At once a pioneering stud…

Why Is Sex Fun?: The Evolution of Human Sexuality (Science Masters)Pp. 253; 1 double-page halftone map, 8 full page black-and-white plates. One-quarter blue cloth, lettered in gilt on the spine, over tan boards, color pictorial dust jacket, lg 8vo. In this volume, the author creates a vivid picture of why humans can down from the trees and began to walk on two legs. Making us see our fossil ancestors as real people, the author shows how an upright stance created radical changes in human sexuality. No ownership marks and no signs of use.At once a pioneering stud…

The Red Queen: Sex and the Evolution of Human NatureTwo fascinating questions lie at the heart of The Red Queen: Why is Homo sapiens a sexual species, and what implications does this have for human nature? That man is sexual may seem unremarkable, yet in fact not all plants and animals need to have sex to reproduce; simple cloning is practiced by many animals with much greater efficiency. To understand how life evolves, and what benefit sex provides for humans, we must think like the Red Queen in Lewis Carroll’s Through the Looking-Glass, who had…

The Evolution Of Desire: Strategies of Human MatingWith two new chapters by the author.If we all want love, why is there so much conflict in our most cherished relationships? To answer this question, says noted psychologist David Buss, we must look into our evolutionary past. Based on the most massive study of human mating ever undertaken, encompassing more than ten thousand people of all ages from thirty-seven cultures worldwide, The Evolution of Desire is the first book to present a unified theory of human mating behavior. Now in a revised and…

The Evolution of Desire: Strategies of Human MatingIf we all want love, why is there so much conflict in our most cherished relationships? To answer this question we must look into our evolutionary past, argues prominent psychologist David M. Buss. Based one of the largest studies of human mating ever undertaken, encompassing more than 10,000 people of all ages from thirty-seven cultures worldwide, The Evolution of Desire is the first work to present a unified theory of human mating behavior. Drawing on a wide range of examples of mating behavio…

Human Reproductive Biology, Third EditionThis acclaimed text has been fully revised and updated, now incorporating issues including aging of the reproductive system, and updates on the chapters on conception and Gamete Transport and Fertilization, and Pregnancy.Human Reproductive Biology, Third Edition emphasizes the biological and biomedical aspects of human reproduction, explains advances in reproductive science and discusses the choices and concerns of today. Generously illustrated in full color, the text provides current informatio…

The Science of Desire: The Search for the Gay Gene and the Biology of BehaviorIn July 1993, a scientific event made front-page news: the discovery that genetics plays a significant role in determining homosexuality. In The Science of Desire, Dean Hamer — the scientist behind the groundbreaking study — tells the inside story of how the discovery was made and what it means, not only for our understanding of sexuality, but for human behavior in general.In this accessible and remarkably clear book, Dean Hamer expands on the account of his history-making research to explore …