An entertaining and informative study of human sexuality explores how and why humans' sex lives differ radically from those of other animals and examines the evolutionary forces and factors that have shaped human sexual distinctions.
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Many of us pursue fitness because we want to remain attractive to partners and potential partners, and we stay healthy so we can continue to have sex with those partners. But why do people care so much about sex? This book, written by an evolutionary biologist, explains how all the weird quirks of human sexuality came to be: sex with no intention of procreation, invisible fertility, sex acts pursued in private--all common to us, but very different from most other species. Why Is Sex Fun? asks us to look at ourselves in a brand-new way, and richly rewards us for doing so.About the Author:
Jared Diamond is Professor of Physiology at the Medical School of the University of California, Los Angeles. Trained in phsyiology, he later took up the study of ecology and has made fundamental contributions to both disciplines. He is a member of the US National Academy of Sciences and the author of The Rise and Fall of the Third Chimpanzee (which won the British Science Book Prize in 1992) and Guns, Germs and Steel: A Short History of Everybody for the last 13,000 Years, also a winner in 1998.
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Book Description WEIDENFELD & NICOLSON, 1997. Paperback. Book Condition: New. New. Normally dispatched same day first class post in the UK only. Bookseller Inventory # N-SHELF1-DIA01-1n
Book Description Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1997. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 297817752
Book Description Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1997. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0297817752