THE PREHISTORY OF SEX FOUR MILLION YEARS OF HUMAN SEXUAL CULTURE

Download The Prehistory Of Sex Four Million Years Of Human Sexual Culture ebook PDF or Read Online books in PDF, EPUB, and Mobi Format. Click Download or Read Online button to THE PREHISTORY OF SEX FOUR MILLION YEARS OF HUMAN SEXUAL CULTURE book pdf for free now.

The Prehistory Of Sex

Author : Timothy Taylor
ISBN : STANFORD:36105020734302
Genre : Sex
File Size : 64.11 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 146
Read : 203

From cave art to penis sheaths, from the personal tragedies of death in childbirth to the grand symbols of Stonehenge, this is a collection and analysis of a wide range of artefacts and written records relevant to the sexual history of mankind. Examining the data of 4,000,000 years, the book encompasses transvestite priests, Amazon warrier-women, familial and societal power relations, genes and hormones.
Category: Sex

Sex

Author : Joann Ellison Rodgers
ISBN : 0805072810
Genre : Science
File Size : 37.49 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 848
Read : 1317

Describes the biology and physiology of sexual behavior, discussing such topics as flirtation, romance, love, courtship, intercourse, fidelity, parenting, and nurturing. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.
Category: Science

The Artificial Ape

Author : Timothy Taylor
ISBN : 023010973X
Genre : Science
File Size : 64.57 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 102
Read : 1121

A breakthrough theory that tools and technology are the real drivers of human evolution Although humans are one of the great apes, along with chimpanzees, gorillas, and orangutans, we are remarkably different from them. Unlike our cousins who subsist on raw food, spend their days and nights outdoors, and wear a thick coat of hair, humans are entirely dependent on artificial things, such as clothing, shelter, and the use of tools, and would die in nature without them. Yet, despite our status as the weakest ape, we are the masters of this planet. Given these inherent deficits, how did humans come out on top? In this fascinating new account of our origins, leading archaeologist Timothy Taylor proposes a new way of thinking about human evolution through our relationship with objects. Drawing on the latest fossil evidence, Taylor argues that at each step of our species' development, humans made choices that caused us to assume greater control of our evolution. Our appropriation of objects allowed us to walk upright, lose our body hair, and grow significantly larger brains. As we push the frontiers of scientific technology, creating prosthetics, intelligent implants, and artificially modified genes, we continue a process that started in the prehistoric past, when we first began to extend our powers through objects. Weaving together lively discussions of major discoveries of human skeletons and artifacts with a reexamination of Darwin's theory of evolution, Taylor takes us on an exciting and challenging journey that begins to answer the fundamental question about our existence: what makes humans unique, and what does that mean for our future?
Category: Science

The Buried Soul

Author : Timothy Taylor
ISBN : 0807046671
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 53.63 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 486
Read : 1221

The author explores the evolution of the idea of death and its various phenomena, including human sacrifice, near-death experiences, cannibalism, and vampirism, as well as theories about ghosts and the afterlife. Reprint.
Category: Social Science

The Dawn Of The Deed

Author : John A. Long
ISBN : 9780226492544
Genre : Nature
File Size : 35.47 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 978
Read : 626

A paleontologist plunges into the fossil record in order to provide a provocative account of prehistoric sex.
Category: Nature

Sex And Punishment

Author : Eric Berkowitz
ISBN : 9781582437965
Genre : History
File Size : 28.96 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 719
Read : 501

Describes sex laws through the ages, from ancient Mesopotamia's impalement of adulterers to Oscar Wilde's 1895 incarceration for "gross indecency," and discusses royal mistresses, gay charioteers, and medieval transvestites along the way.
Category: History

Sex In History

Author : Reay Tannahill
ISBN : 0349104867
Genre : Sex customs
File Size : 20.17 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 385
Read : 1017

SEX IN HISTORY chronicles the pleasures- and perils- of the flesh from the time of mankind's distant ancestors to the modern day; from a sexual act which was bried, crude and purposeful, to the myriad varieties of contemporary sexual mores. Reay Tannahill's scholarly, yet accessible study ranges from the earliest form of contraception (one Egyptian concoction included crocodile dung) to some latter- day misconceptions about it- like the men who joined their lovers in taking the pill 'just to be on the safe side.' It surveys all manner of sexual practice, preference and position (the acrobatic 'wheelbarrow' position, the strenuous 'hovering butterflies' position...) and draws on souces as diverse as THE ADMIRABLE DISCOURSES OF THE PLAIN GIRL, the EXHIBTION OF FEMALE FLAGELLANTS, IMPORTANT MATTERS OF THE JADE CHAMBER and THE ROMANCE OF CHASTISEMENT. Whether writing on androgyny, courtly love, flagellation or zoophilia, Turkish eunuch's Greek dildoes, Taoist sex manuals or Japanses geisha girls, Reay Tannahill is consistently enlightening and entertaining.
Category: Sex customs

Sex Time And Power

Author : Leonard Shlain
ISBN : 9781101200391
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 29.49 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 734
Read : 904

As in the bestselling The Alphabet Versus the Goddess, Leonard Shlain’s provocative new book promises to change the way readers view themselves and where they came from. Sex, Time, and Power offers a tantalizing answer to an age-old question: Why did big-brained Homo sapiens suddenly emerge some 150,000 years ago? The key, according to Shlain, is female sexuality. Drawing on an awesome breadth of research, he shows how, long ago, the narrowness of the newly bipedal human female’s pelvis and the increasing size of infants’ heads precipitated a crisis for the species. Natural selection allowed for the adaptation of the human female to this environmental stress by reconfiguring her hormonal cycles, entraining them with the periodicity of the moon. The results, however, did much more than ensure our existence; they imbued women with the concept of time, and gave them control over sex—a power that males sought to reclaim. And the possibility of achieving immortality through heirs drove men to construct patriarchal cultures that went on to dominate so much of human history. From the nature of courtship to the evolution of language, Shlain’s brilliant and wide-ranging exploration stimulates new thinking about very old matters.
Category: Social Science

Sex At Dawn

Author : Christopher Ryan
ISBN : 9780061707810
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 33.42 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 942
Read : 1081

In this controversial, thought-provoking, and brilliant book, renegade thinkers Christopher Ryan and Cacilda JethÁ debunk almost everything we “know” about sex, weaving together convergent, frequently overlooked evidence from anthropology, archaeology, primatology, anatomy, and psychosexuality to show how far from human nature monogamy really is. In Sex at Dawn, the authors expose the ancient roots of human sexuality while pointing toward a more optimistic future illuminated by our innate capacities for love, cooperation, and generosity.
Category: Social Science

A Mind Of Its Own

Author : David M. Friedman
ISBN : 9781439136089
Genre : History
File Size : 49.6 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 512
Read : 1223

Whether enemy or ally, demon or god, the source of satisfaction or the root of all earthly troubles, the penis has forced humanity to wrestle with its enduring mysteries. Here, in an enlightening and entertaining cultural study, is a book that gives context to the central role of the penis in Western civilization. A man can hold his manhood in his hand, but who is really gripping whom? Is the penis the best in man -- or the beast? How is man supposed to use it? And when does that use become abuse? Of all the bodily organs, only the penis forces man to confront such contradictions: something insistent yet reluctant, a tool that creates but also destroys, a part of the body that often seems apart from the body. This is the conundrum that makes the penis both hero and villain in a drama that shapes every man -- and mankind along with it. In A Mind of Its Own, David M. Friedman shows that the penis is more than a body part. It is an idea, a conceptual but flesh-and-blood measuring stick of man's place in the world. That men have a penis is a scientific fact; how they think about it, feel about it, and use it is not. It is possible to identify the key moments in Western history when a new idea of the penis addressed the larger mystery of man's relationship with it and changed forever the way that organ was conceived of and put to use. A Mind of Its Own brilliantly distills this complex and largely unexamined story. Deified by the pagan cultures of the ancient world and demonized by the early Roman church, the organ was later secularized by pioneering anatomists such as Leonardo da Vinci. After being measured "scientifically" in an effort to subjugate some races while elevating others, the organ was psychoanalyzed by Sigmund Freud. As a result, the penis assumed a paradigmatic role in psychology -- whether the patient was equipped with the organ or envied those who were. Now, after being politicized by feminism and exploited in countless ways by pop culture, the penis has been medicalized. As no one has before him, Friedman shows how the arrival of erection industry products such as Viagra is more than a health or business story. It is the latest -- and perhaps final -- chapter in one of the longest sagas in human history: the story of man's relationship with his penis. A Mind of Its Own charts the vicissitudes of that relationship through its often amusing, occasionally alarming, and never boring course. With intellectual rigor and a healthy dose of wry humor, David M. Friedman serves up one of the most thought-provoking, significant, and readable cultural works in years.
Category: History