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Death and Sex

Author: Tyler Volk; Dorion Sagan
Publisher: White River Junction, Vermont : Chelsea Green Publishing, 2009.
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What is shared by spawning Pacific salmon, towering trees, and suicidal bacteria? In his lucid and concise exploration of how and why things die, Tyler Volk explains the intriguing ways creatures-including ourselves-use death to actually enhance life. The exquisite schemes and styles of death that have emerged from evolution have been essential to the great story from life's beginnings in tiny bacteria to ancient  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Volk, Tyler.
Death and Sex.
White River Junction, Vermont : Chelsea Green Publishing, ©2009
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Tyler Volk; Dorion Sagan
ISBN: 9781603582469 1603582460
OCLC Number: 1021802580
Description: 1 online resource (156 pages)
Contents: Death; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication Page; Contents; Part One: Connectivity; 1. Impermanence; 2. Epicurean Dance of Friends; Part Two: Evolving Life, Evolving Death; 3. Origin of Life as Origin of Death; 4. Recycling of the Dead; 5. Suicidal Bacteria; 6. Little Deaths in Big Bodies; 7. Built from Death; 8. Extreme Senescence; 9. Tuning Longevity; Part Three: The Awareness of Mortality; 10. Death's Cultural Blooming; 11. Death-Denying Defenses; 12. Death and Self-Esteem; 13. Ripples upon Flowing Water; References; Acknowledgments; About the Author; Sex; Title Page; Copyright Page A Brief History of the Dirty Deed; Part One: Humans and Other Chimps; 1. Forbidden Fruit; 2. The Naked Truth; 3. Monkey Traits; 4. Affair of the Hair; 5. Secret Races; 6. Blue Light My Baby; Part Two: The Beautiful, the Dangerous, and the Confused; 7. The Last Pornographer; 8. Cosmic Love Machine; 9. Seduced by Sade; 10. Laugh of the Hyena; Part Three: Endless Desire; 11. DNA Dance; 12. Silence of the Amebas; 13. Bliss; Further Reading; References

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Two separate books in one volume, "Death" and "Sex" unravel and answer some of life's most fundamental questions.  Read more...

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Publishers Weekly- In this back-to-back double essay (flip it one way, it's Death by Volk, flip it the other way, it's Sex by Sagan), two curious scientist-philosophers ponder the relationship Read more...

 
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