Why Is Sex Fun?: The Evolution of Human Sexuality

Why Is Sex Fun?: The Evolution of Human Sexuality

by Jared Diamond


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Why are humans one of the few species to have sex in private? Why do humans have sex any day of the day of the year -- including when the female is pregnant, beyond her reproductive years or between her fertility cycles? Why are human females the only mammals to go through menopause? Why is the human penis so unnecessarily large? Why do we differ so radically in these and other important aspects of our sexuality from our closest animals and ancestors?

There is no more knowledgeable or compelling authority than Jared Diamond to answer these intriguing questions. With wit and fascinating scientific expertise, he explores the mystifying evolutionary forces that gave shape to our sexual distinctions and shows how they contributed to what it means to be uniquely human.

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ISBN-13: 9780753801543
Publisher: Gardners Books
Publication date: 03/02/1998
Edition description: New
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

Jared Diamond is Professor of Geography at the University of California, Los Angeles. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and a recipient of the National Medal of Science, a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, the Pulitzer Prize. He is the author of the international best-selling books Guns, Germs, and Steel, Collapse, The World Until Yesterday, and The Third Chimpanzee.

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