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Ever Since Adam and Eve: The Evolution of Human Sexuality

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Publisher Comments:

Eminent scientists Malcolm Potts and Roger Short view the broad panorama of human sexual and reproductive behaviour to reveal an inextricable mixture of nature and nurture - a combination of innate actions which have evolved over the millennia to adapt us to a nomadic, hunter-gatherer lifestyle, overlain by more recent cultural constraints imposed by civilization. For each of life's milestones - sexual intercourse, conception, pregnancy, birth, puberty, love, marriage, parenting, menopause and death - they describe the biology behind our actions and consider how pressures imposed by various historical and contemporary cultures have further influenced our behaviour. By looking back at the past they attempt to make sense of the present, to see how and why these cultural modifications arose, how they have contributed to the richness of human sexual behaviour, and what our biological and cultural inheritance can teach us about safeguarding the continuation of our species.

Synopsis:

This volume offers a lively and entertaining account of the broad panorama of human sexual behaviour and its origins.

Synopsis:

A lively and entertaining account of the broad panorama of human sexual behaviour and its origins.

Table of Contents

Beginnings — The polygynous primate — Sex and gender — Love and marriage — Sex and pregnancy — Birth and breastfeeding — Growing up — The civilization of sex — Sex and power — Dying for love — Sex and mortality — Too many people — The animal within us.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521644044
Other:
Potts, Malcolm
Author:
Short, Roger
Author:
Potts, Malcolm
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Location:
Cambridge ;
Subject:
General
Subject:
Biology
Subject:
History
Subject:
Sociology - Marriage & Family
Subject:
Human Sexuality
Subject:
Sex
Subject:
Sex customs
Subject:
Anecdotes, facetiae, etc.
Subject:
Sex customs -- History.
Subject:
Sex -- History.
Subject:
Life Sciences - Biology - General
Copyright:
Series Volume:
The Evolution of Hum
Publication Date:
19990214
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
10 line diagrams 20 half-tones 50 co
Pages:
268
Dimensions:
9.70x7.50x1.07 in. 2.50 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , This volume offers a lively and entertaining account of the broad panorama of human sexual behaviour and its origins.
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