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Sex at Dawn: How We Mate, Why We Stray, and What It Means for Modern Relationships (P.S.)

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Lucinda Parton, January 2, 2013 (view all comments by Lucinda Parton)
This is the most ground breaking book on the topic of humman sexuality in the past half century. An absolute must read for any free thinking adult.
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Teri Ciacchi, January 19, 2012 (view all comments by Teri Ciacchi)
This book is fabulous! A scientific and sociologically sound look at the mythology of human nature regarding sex. The authors systematically expose the biases of Modernity that have skewed the perceptions of scholars and scientists regarding their ability to look at and be with evidence of non monogamy in human evolution. Fascinating and written with a wry sense of humor,Sex at Dawn also pierces the anthropocentric focus of most theories about the evolution of human civilization, to help us see ourselves as the animals we are.
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eroticawriter, January 2, 2012 (view all comments by eroticawriter)
Fascinating, well-written, well researched disclosure of how culturally tainted world views have influenced anthropology.
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Emily Dawson, September 1, 2011 (view all comments by Emily Dawson)
Could also be titled "the history of love." It has changed the way I view humanity in the most compassionate, loving way possible. This book approaches answering the question "what the heck is wrong with everyone?"
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How We Mate, Why We Stray, and What It Means for Modern Relationships (P.S.)
Christopher Ryan and Cacilda Jetha
Ryan, Christopher
Jetha, Cacilda
Harper Perennial
General Social Science
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10 x 10 in 15.44 oz

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Product details 432 pages Harper Perennial - English 9780061707810 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

Sex at Dawn is nonfiction at its best. Writing across a range of disciplines, from anthropology to philosophy, the authors explore and challenge everything we thought we knew about human sexuality in this provocative and profound book.

"Review" by , "One of the most original books I've read in years, Sex at Dawn manages to be both enormously erudite and wildly entertaining — even, frequently, hilarious....A must-read for anyone interested in where our sexual impulses come from."
"Review" by , "You clearly have an exciting book on your hands, whether people agree with it or not: these are issues that will need debating over and over before we will arrive at a resolution."
"Review" by , "A wonderfully provocative and well-written book which completely re-evaluates human sexual behaviour and gets to the root of many of our social and psychological ills."
"Review" by , "This paradigm-shifting book is a thoroughly original discussion of the origins and nature of human sexuality... These authors have a gift for making complex material reader-friendly, filling each chapter with humor and passion as well as dozens of revolutionary insights."
"Review" by , "Funny, witty, and light...Sex at Dawn is a scandal in the best sense, one that will have you reading the best parts aloud and reassessing your ideas about humanity's basic urges well after the book is done."
"Review" by , "Christopher Ryan and Cacilda Jetha have written the essential corrective to the evolutionary psychology literature."
"Review" by , "Sex At Dawn challenges conventional wisdom about sex in a big way....This is a provocative, entertaining, and pioneering book. I learned a lot from it and recommend it highly."
"Review" by , "Sex At Dawn is a provocative and engaging synthesis... that has the added benefit of being a joy to read....A book sure to generate discussion, and one likely to produce more than a few difficult conversations with family marriage counselors."
"Review" by , "Sex At Dawn is the single most important book about human sexuality since Alfred Kinsey unleashed Sexual Behavior in the Human Male on the American public in 1948."
"Synopsis" by , In this controversial, thought-provoking, and brilliant book, renegade thinkers Christopher Ryan and Cacilda Jetha debunk almost everything we "know" about sex, weaving together convergent, frequently overlooked evidence from anthropology, archaeology, primatology, anatomy, and psychosexuality to show how far from human nature monogamy really is. In Sex at Dawn, the authors expose the ancient roots of human sexuality while pointing toward a more optimistic future illuminated by our innate capacities for love, cooperation, and generosity.
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