Why Is Sex Fun

Author : Jared Diamond
ISBN : 9781780227658
Genre : Science
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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. Why are humans one of the few species to have sex in private? Why do humans have sex any day of the month or year, including when the female is pregnant, beyond her reproductive years, or between her fertile cycles? Why are human females one of the few mammals to go through menopause? Human sexuality seems normal to us but it is bizarre by the standards of other animals. Jared Diamond argues that our strange sex lives were as crucial to our rise to human status as were our large brains. He also describes the battle of the sexes in the human and animal world over parental care, and why sex differences in the genetic value of parental care provide a biological basis for the all-too-familiar different attitudes of men and women towards extramarital sex.
Category: Science

Writing A Manual For The Digital Age Brief Spiral Bound Version

Author : David Blakesley
ISBN : 9781133168942
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 28.91 MB
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WRITING: A MANUAL FOR THE DIGITAL AGE, BRIEF 2nd Edition, is the rhetorical handbook for composing in the 21st century. Blakesley and Hoogeveen place students' writing front and center with an innovative page format that keeps students' attention focused on their own writing and on activities, checklists, projects, and visual aids that help them write. The page design and innovative visuals make information about writing, reading, research, documentation, technology, and grammar easy for students to access and understand. To accomplish their writing tasks, students are taught to ground their rhetorical decisions in the specific context in which they are writing. Because writing and reading occur both in print and online, WRITING: A MANUAL FOR THE DIGITAL AGE, BRIEF 2nd Edition, prepares students to work with images, audio, video, and print. Technology Toolbox features throughout, as well as two dedicated parts of the book (Parts 6 and 7), teach students how to compose with technology intelligently. A new chapter on Writing in Online Courses, the first of its kind in a handbook, will guide students in addressing this new but increasingly common context for writing. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Beyond Choice

Author : Alexander Sanger
ISBN : 9781586486136
Genre : History
File Size : 65.34 MB
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Thirty years after Roe v. Wade, the argument between "pro-choicers" and "pro-lifers" has reached stalemate. Pro-choice arguments haven't persuaded a comfortable majority that legal abortion is vital to our society, nor addressed our moral qualms. Younger people are less and less supportive of reproductive rights. Since 1996, state legislatures have enacted nearly 300 pieces of anti-choice legislation. With Roe in jeopardy, International Planned Parenthood Council Chair Alexander Sanger asks a simple but heretical question: How many more pieces of anti-choice legislation will it take to get the pro-choice movement to rethink its approach to the issue? In Beyond Choice Sanger explores the history of the reproductive rights movement to discover how it got stuck in its thinking, and then provides a convincing new argument for the moral rightness of its cause. He shows why it is vital to the health and survival of the human race that couples be able to have children, or not, when they choose; why reproductive rights are just as important to men as to women; and why, in an era of new reproductive technologies, completely unfettered choice is not morally defensible. Beyond Choice is inspiring and important reading for women's rights advocates, opinion leaders, medical ethicists, and anyone concerned to preserve our freedom to reproduce, or not, without government intervention.
Category: History

Die Konomie Von Gut Und B Se

Author : Tomas Sedlacek
ISBN : 9783446431133
Genre : Political Science
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Die meisten unterschätzen, wie tief die Ökonomie in der Kultur verwurzelt ist. Nicht so Tomas Sedlacek. Er behauptet: "In der Ökonomie geht es um Gut und Böse. Es geht um Menschen, die Menschen Geschichten über andere Menschen erzählen. Selbst das ausgefeilteste mathematische Modell ist eine Parabel, eine Geschichte, mit der wir die Welt um uns herum zu begreifen versuchen." Sedlacek erschüttert unseren Begriff von Wirtschaft wie wenige vor ihm. Sein Buch ist ein faszinierender Gang durch die Welt der Ökonomie - vom Gilgamesch-Epos über das Alte Testament und Adam Smith bis zur Wall Street und zur Wirtschaftskrise. Und ganz nebenbei erfahren wir, warum die Sprache der Wirtschaft, die Mathematik, nicht wertfrei und kühl ist, sondern schön und sogar verführerisch ...
Category: Political Science

Kollaps

Author : Jared Diamond
ISBN : 9783104034003
Genre : History
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Der Weltbestseller als erweiterte Neuausgabe! Die überwucherten Tempelruinen von Angkor Wat, die zerfallenden Pyramiden der Maya in Yucatan und die rätselhaften Moai-Statuen der Osterinsel – sie alle sind stille Zeugen von einstmals blühenden Kulturen, die irgendwann verschwanden. Doch was waren die Ursachen dafür? Jared Diamond zeichnet in seiner erweiterten, faszinierenden wie hochaktuellen Studie die Muster nach, die dem Untergang von Gesellschaften (oder ihrem Überleben) zugrunde liegen, und zeigt, was wir für unsere Zukunft daraus lernen können.
Category: History

Sex Differences

Author : Linda Mealey
ISBN : 0080541135
Genre : Psychology
File Size : 48.96 MB
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Sex Differences serves as an advanced text for courses in evolutionary and human biology, psychology, and sexuality and gender studies. It also serves as a reference source for academic professionals in these disciplines. The book covers the evolution of sex and sex differences, and sex differences and sexual strategies in non-human and human animals. The final chapter addresses issues of sex and gender in interpersonal relationships, organizations and politics. Diagrams, graphs, charts, and tables illustrate key concepts; cartoons and photos provide visual breaks and an element of humor. Examines sexual differences from a multi-level comparative approach Contains a thorough coverage of literature through 1998 and into 1999 Illustrates pages with a generous use of cartoons, photos, figures, and diagrams Invites bonus learning with special interest boxes interspersed throughout text Presents a critical analysis Includes a combination of feminist and evolutionary thinking
Category: Psychology

Homo Deus

Author : Yuval Noah Harari
ISBN : 9783406704024
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 34.96 MB
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In seinem Kultbuch „Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit“ erklärte Yuval Noah Harari, wie unsere Spezies die Erde erobern konnte. In „Homo Deus“ stößt er vor in eine noch verborgene Welt: die Zukunft. Was wird mit uns und unserem Planeten passieren, wenn die neuen Technologien dem Menschen gottgleiche Fähigkeiten verleihen – schöpferische wie zerstörerische – und das Leben selbst auf eine völlig neue Stufe der Evolution heben? Wie wird es dem Homo Sapiens ergehen, wenn er einen technikverstärkten Homo Deus erschafft, der sich vom heutigen Menschen deutlicher unterscheidet als dieser vom Neandertaler? Was bleibt von uns und der modernen Religion des Humanismus, wenn wir Maschinen konstruieren, die alles besser können als wir? In unserer Gier nach Gesundheit, Glück und Macht könnten wir uns ganz allmählich so weit verändern, bis wir schließlich keine Menschen mehr sind.
Category: Social Science

Neuroscience

Author : Mark F. Bear
ISBN : 0781760038
Genre : Medical
File Size : 48.84 MB
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Accompanying compact disc titled "Student CD-ROM to accompany Neuroscience : exploring the brain" includes animations, videos, exercises, glossary, and answers to review questions in Adobe Acrobat PDF and other file formats.
Category: Medical

Economics Of Good And Evil

Author : Tomas Sedlacek
ISBN : 0199831904
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 62.7 MB
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Tomas Sedlacek has shaken the study of economics as few ever have. Named one of the "Young Guns" and one of the "five hot minds in economics" by the Yale Economic Review, he serves on the National Economic Council in Prague, where his provocative writing has achieved bestseller status. How has he done it? By arguing a simple, almost heretical proposition: economics is ultimately about good and evil. In The Economics of Good and Evil, Sedlacek radically rethinks his field, challenging our assumptions about the world. Economics is touted as a science, a value-free mathematical inquiry, he writes, but it's actually a cultural phenomenon, a product of our civilization. It began within philosophy--Adam Smith himself not only wrote The Wealth of Nations, but also The Theory of Moral Sentiments--and economics, as Sedlacek shows, is woven out of history, myth, religion, and ethics. "Even the most sophisticated mathematical model," Sedlacek writes, "is, de facto, a story, a parable, our effort to (rationally) grasp the world around us." Economics not only describes the world, but establishes normative standards, identifying ideal conditions. Science, he claims, is a system of beliefs to which we are committed. To grasp the beliefs underlying economics, he breaks out of the field's confines with a tour de force exploration of economic thinking, broadly defined, over the millennia. He ranges from the epic of Gilgamesh and the Old Testament to the emergence of Christianity, from Descartes and Adam Smith to the consumerism in Fight Club. Throughout, he asks searching meta-economic questions: What is the meaning and the point of economics? Can we do ethically all that we can do technically? Does it pay to be good? Placing the wisdom of philosophers and poets over strict mathematical models of human behavior, Sedlacek's groundbreaking work promises to change the way we calculate economic value.
Category: Business & Economics