The Resource Ever since Adam and Eve : the evolution of human sexuality, Malcolm Potts and Roger Short

Ever since Adam and Eve : the evolution of human sexuality, Malcolm Potts and Roger Short

Label
Ever since Adam and Eve : the evolution of human sexuality
Title
Ever since Adam and Eve
Title remainder
the evolution of human sexuality
Statement of responsibility
Malcolm Potts and Roger Short
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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 that 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 - love, marriage, sexual intercourse, pregnancy, birth, puberty, 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 how our biological and cultural inheritance can help us to develop a more rational approach to the problems that now beset us - declining reproductive health and excessive population growth."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1935-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Potts, Malcolm
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ12
LC item number
.P68 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1930-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Short, R. V.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sex customs
  • Sex
  • Vie sexuelle
  • Sexualité et histoire
  • Sex
  • Sex customs
  • Seksualiteit
  • Sexualité
Label
Ever since Adam and Eve : the evolution of human sexuality, Malcolm Potts and Roger Short
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 335-346) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
x, 358 pages
Isbn
9780521644044
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
98045618
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)39985597
  • (OCoLC)ocm39985597
Label
Ever since Adam and Eve : the evolution of human sexuality, Malcolm Potts and Roger Short
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 335-346) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
x, 358 pages
Isbn
9780521644044
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
98045618
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)39985597
  • (OCoLC)ocm39985597

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