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Sex a Natural History

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"From her analysis of why women like to be courted energetically to the history of aphrodisiacs . . . Rodgers is the biology teacher you wish you had." -People How much do you really know about sex? In Sex: A Natural History, Joann Ellison Rodgers unearths both the roots of our sexual nature and the expression of our primal urges, explaining what it is that makes us male and female, and providing fascinating insights into the biology and physiology of flirtation, love, courtship, intercourse, fidelity, parenting, and nurturing. She describes scientists' discoveries about how the hormone that triggers labor contractions keeps prairie voles faithful to one mate, how the brain waves of female mice change when a male comes within smell range, and how Harlequin paperback romances and fantasies can be arousing-and what these findings tell us about our own sexuality. Sex: A Natural History illuminates one of the most powerful, and often misunderstood, aspects of human and animal existence. "In this amazingly comprehensive text, Rodgers examines the natural processes that underpin our sexuality and unearths the roots of people's sexual nature and primal urges . . . Along the way, Rodgers presents some compelling revelations-why thinness in women has become sexy and what the mating habits of beetles can tell us about our own male-female relationships." -Science News

Synopsis:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [493]-496) and index.

Synopsis:

How much do you really know about sex? In Sex: A Natural History, Joann Ellison Rodgers unearths both the roots of our sexual nature and the expression of our primal urges, explaining what it is that makes us male and female, and providing fascinating insights into the biology and physiology of flirtation, love, courtship, intercourse, fidelity, parenting, and nurturing. She describes scientists' discoveries about how the hormone that triggers labor contractions keeps prairie voles faithful to one mate, how the brain waves of female mice change when a male comes within smell range, and how Harlequin paperback romances and fantasies can be arousing-and what these findings tell us about our own sexuality.

Sex: A Natural History illuminates one of the most powerful, and often misunderstood, aspects of human and animal existence.

About the Author

Author of five books, Joann Ellison Rodgers is director of media relations for the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions. As national science correspondent for the Hearst Newspapers she received the Lasker Award for Medical Journalism. She lives in Baltimore, Maryland.

Table of Contents

  1. Sex through the eons
  2. Genes and gender
  3. Where "it" happens
  4. Where "it" really happens
  5. Some enchanted evening
  6. Dating game
  7. Kiss and touch
  8. Aphrodite's drugstore
  9. Orgasm : his, hers, and theirs
  10. Now and forever
  11. Bad sex
  12. Alternative sex
  13. Compromise between the sexes.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780805072815
Subtitle:
A Natural History
Author:
Rodgers, Joann Ellison
Author:
Rodgers, Joann Ellison
Publisher:
Holt Paperbacks
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Biology
Subject:
History
Subject:
Sexuality
Subject:
Human Sexuality
Subject:
Sex
Subject:
Life Sciences - Biology - General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st Owl Books ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
02-4275
Publication Date:
20030211
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
544
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 in

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"Synopsis" by , Includes bibliographical references (p. [493]-496) and index.
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How much do you really know about sex? In Sex: A Natural History, Joann Ellison Rodgers unearths both the roots of our sexual nature and the expression of our primal urges, explaining what it is that makes us male and female, and providing fascinating insights into the biology and physiology of flirtation, love, courtship, intercourse, fidelity, parenting, and nurturing. She describes scientists' discoveries about how the hormone that triggers labor contractions keeps prairie voles faithful to one mate, how the brain waves of female mice change when a male comes within smell range, and how Harlequin paperback romances and fantasies can be arousing-and what these findings tell us about our own sexuality.

Sex: A Natural History illuminates one of the most powerful, and often misunderstood, aspects of human and animal existence.

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