Why is Sex Fun?
The Evolution of Human Sexuality
By (author) Jared Diamond
Normal Price: $28.53
Your Price: $25.68 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $2.85! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $1.28 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available, ships in 8-11 days
Why is Sex Fun? by Jared Diamond
Book DescriptionTo us humans the sex lives of many animals seem weird. In fact, by comparison with all the other animals, we are the ones with the weird sex lives. How did that come to be?Just count our bizarre ways. We are the only social species to insist on carrying out sex privately. Stranger yet, we have sex at any time, even when the female can't be fertilized (for example, because she is already pregnant, post-menopausal, or between fertile cycles). A human female doesn't know her precise time of fertility and certainly doesn't advertise it to human males by the striking color changes, smells, and sounds used by other female mammals.Why do we differ so radically in these and other important aspects of our sexuality from our closest ancestor, the apes? Why does the human female, virtually alone among mammals go through menopause? Why does the human male stand out as one of the few mammals to stay (often or usually) with the female he impregnates, to help raise the children that he sired? Why is the human penis so unnecessarily large?There is no one better qualified than Jared Diamond--renowned expert in the fields of physiology and evolutionary biology and award-winning author--to explain the evolutionary forces that operated on our ancestors to make us sexually different. With wit and a wealth of fascinating examples, he explains how our sexuality has been as crucial as our large brains and upright posture in our rise to human status.
Buy Why is Sex Fun? book by Jared Diamond from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
Book DetailsISBN: 9780465031269
(204mm x 135mm x 12mm)
Imprint: Basic Books
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 4-Sep-1998
Country of Publication: United States
Customers who bought this also bought...
Books By Author Jared Diamond
Third Chimpanzee, Paperback (September 2015)
An illustrated edition of Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jared Diamond's groundbreaking book, adapted for a new generation of readers
Third Chimpanzee for Young People, Paperback / softback (May 2015)
Adapted from Jared M. Diamond's The third chimpanzee.
Why is Sex Fun?, Paperback (March 2015)
A fascinating insight into how human sexuality came to be the way it is now - Jared Diamond explains why we are different from the animal kingdom.
Invisible Hands, Paperback (March 2014)» View all books by Jared Diamond
Hedge fund managers who survived and profited through the 2008 financial crisis share their secrets In light of the colossal losses and amidst the resulting confusion that still lingers, it is time to rethink money management in the broadest of terms.
» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Why is Sex Fun? book by Jared Diamond and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)
Author Biography - Jared Diamond
Jared Diamond is professor of physiology at UCLA Medical School and the author of The Third Chimpanzee.
Bestselling Books: Our Current Bestsellers | Australia's Hottest 1000 Books | Bestselling Fiction | Bestselling Crime Mysteries and Thrillers | Bestselling Non Fiction Books | Bestselling Sport Books | Bestselling Gardening and Handicrafts Books | Bestselling Biographies | Bestselling Food and Drink | Bestselling History | Bestselling Travel Books | Bestselling School Textbooks & Study Guides | Bestselling Children's General Non-Fiction | Bestselling Young Adult Fiction | Bestselling Children's Fiction | Bestselling Picture Books | Top 100 US Bestsellers
Phone: 1300 36 33 32 (9am-5pm Mon-Fri AEST) - International: +61 2 9960 7998 - Online Form
Address: Boomerang Books, 878 Military Road, Mosman Junction, NSW, 2088
© 2003-2017. All Rights Reserved. Eclipse Commerce Pty Ltd - ACN: 122 110 687 - ABN: 49 122 110 687
For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.