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evolutionary puzzles of human nature.

Author: David P Barash
Publisher: New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : English
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For all that science knows about the living world, there are even more things that we don't know. They include such questions as why do women experience orgasm, menstruation and menopause, why do men have a shorter lifespan than women, and why does homosexuality exist? This book explores some of these mysteries.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David P Barash
ISBN: 9780199751945 0199751943
OCLC Number: 879332976
Description: 384 p. : ill.
Contents: Chapter One. In Praise of Mystery: "That's how the light gets in" ; Chapter Two. Sexual Mysteries: I. Menstruation, Concealed Ovulation, and Breasts ; Chapter Three. Sexual Mysteries: II. Female Orgasm, Menopause, and Men ; Chapter Four. Sexual Mysteries: III. Homosexuality ; Chapter Five. Art: I. Cheesecake, Byproducts, and Groups ; Chapter Six. Art: II. Play, Practice, and Sex (again) ; Chapter Seven. Religion: I. Genes, Memes, Minds, and Motives ; Chapter Eight. Religion: II. Social Bonding and Morality ; Chapter Nine. On the Matter of Mind ; Chapter Ten. Digging for Treasure
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For all that science knows about the living world, there are even more things that we don't know. They include such questions as why do women experience orgasm, menstruation and menopause, why do men have a shorter lifespan than women, and why does homosexuality exist? This book explores some of these mysteries.

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I found this a delightful book... one that I would recommend to anyone interested in sampling evolutionary psychology as it ought to be done. PsycCRITIQUES, May 2013

 
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