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Why is the penis shaped like that? : and other reflections on being human

Author: Jesse Bering
Publisher: New York : Scientific American / Farrar, Straus and, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In WHY IS THE PENIS SHAPED LIKE THAT?, research psychologist Jesse Bering presents more than thirty of his essays from SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN and SLATE, as well as three new pieces, that take readers on a journey through some of the most taboo issues related to evolution and human behavior"--
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Genre/Form: Popular works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jesse Bering
ISBN: 9780374532925 0374532923
OCLC Number: 760970580
Description: xiv, 301 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Darwinizing what dangles --
Bountiful bodies --
Minds in the gutter --
Strange bedfellows --
Ladies' night --
The gayer science: there's something queer here --
For the Bible tells me so --
Into the deep: existential lab work.
Responsibility: Jesse Bering.
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