Sex at Dawn

Sex at Dawn
Author : Christopher Ryan
Publisher : Scribe Publications
Total Pages : 416
Release : 2021-01-05
ISBN 10 : 9781925938678
ISBN 13 : 1925938670
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sex at Dawn Book Description:

The 10th-anniversary edition of the book that radical re-evaluates the origins and nature of human sexuality. Since Darwin’s day, we’ve been told that sexual monogamy comes naturally to our species. Mainstream science — as well as religious and cultural institutions — has maintained that men and women evolved in families in which a man’s possessions and protection were exchanged for a woman’s fertility and fidelity. In this groundbreaking book, however, Christopher Ryan and Cacilda Jethá argue that human beings evolved in egalitarian groups that shared food, child care, and, often, sexual partners. Weaving together evidence from anthropology, archaeology, primatology, anatomy, and psychosexuality, the authors show how far from human nature monogamy really is. With intelligence and humour, Ryan and Jethá explain how our promiscuous past haunts our contemporary struggles. They explore why many people find long-term fidelity so difficult; why sexual passion tends to fade even as love deepens; why homosexuality persists in the face of standard evolutionary logic; and what the human body reveals about the prehistoric origins of modern sexuality. Shocking, enlightening, and ultimately inspiring, Sex at Dawn offers a revolutionary understanding of why we live and love as we do.

Sex at Dusk

Sex at Dusk
Author : Lynn Saxon
Publisher : CreateSpace
Total Pages : 364
Release : 2012-07-14
ISBN 10 : 1477697284
ISBN 13 : 9781477697283
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sex at Dusk Book Description:

Sex – just what is it all about? Don't other species just get on with it? What are the conflicts and jealousy, pain and disappointments, really all about? The 2010 book SEX AT DAWN tells us that this modern misery is due to our belief in a false evolutionary story about human pair-bonding and nuclear family units. Christopher Ryan and Cacilda Jethá claim that their evidence shows that before 10,000 years ago sexual constraints did not exist, paternity was not an issue, and men and women engaged in fairly free and casual bonobo-like sexual activity. Our ancestors, they argue, not only shared food, they shared sex.Are they right?Using predominantly the same sources, SEX AT DUSK takes another look at that evidence, fills in many gaps, makes many corrections, and reveals something far less candy-coated. Bringing together evolutionary biology, primatology, anthropology, and human sexuality, SEX AT DUSK shows that, rather than revealing important facts about our sexual evolution, Sex at Dawn shrouds it in a fog of misinformation and faulty logic that can only lead us further into the dark.

Summary of Christopher Ryan s Sex at Dawn by Swift Reads

Summary of Christopher Ryan   s Sex at Dawn by Swift Reads
Author : Swift Reads
Publisher : Swift Reads
Total Pages : 39
Release : 2019-06-28
ISBN 10 :
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Summary of Christopher Ryan s Sex at Dawn by Swift Reads Book Description:

Sex at Dawn: How We Mate, Why We Stray, and What It Means for Modern Relationships (2010) details how the courtship habits of humanity’s closest primate relatives, the lives of early humans, and the sexual rituals of nomadic tribes all shed light on the true urges underlying human sexuality. Many anthropologists assert that monogamy comes naturally to humans; to support their thesis, they point toward relationship customs that have existed in various civilizations for centuries... Purchase this in-depth summary to learn more.

Sex at Dawn

Sex at Dawn
Author : Global Dogan
Publisher : DISCOZUU
Total Pages :
Release : 2010-04-18
ISBN 10 :
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sex at Dawn Book Description:

Since Darwin's day, we've been told that sexual monogamy comes naturally to our species. Mainstream science--as well as religious and cultural institutions--has maintained that men and women evolved in families in which a man's possessions and protection were exchanged for a woman's fertility and fidelity. But this narrative is collapsing. Fewer and fewer couples are getting married, and divorce rates keep climbing as adultery and flagging libido drag down even seemingly solid marriages. How can reality be reconciled with the accepted narrative? It can't be, according to renegade thinkers Christopher Ryan and Cacilda JethÅ. While debunking almost everything we "know" about sex, they offer a bold alternative explanation in this provocative and brilliant book. Ryan and JethÅ's central contention is that human beings evolved in egalitarian groups that shared food, child care, and, often, sexual partners. Weaving together convergent, frequently...

Hangover Wisdom 100 Thoughts on Sex at Dawn

Hangover Wisdom  100 Thoughts on Sex at Dawn
Author : Owen Anning
Publisher : Lennex
Total Pages : 44
Release : 2013-01
ISBN 10 : 545898210X
ISBN 13 : 9785458982108
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hangover Wisdom 100 Thoughts on Sex at Dawn Book Description:

In this book, we have hand-picked the most sophisticated, unanticipated, absorbing (if not at times crackpot!), original and musing book reviews of "Sex at Dawn: How We Mate, Why We Stray, and What It Means for Modern Relationships." Don't say we didn't warn you: these reviews are known to shock with their unconventionality or intimacy. Some may be startled by their biting sincerity; others may be spellbound by their unbridled flights of fantasy. Don't buy this book if: 1. You don't have nerves of steel. 2. You expect to get pregnant in the next five minutes. 3. You've heard it all.

The Dawn of the Deed

The Dawn of the Deed
Author : John A. Long
Publisher : University of Chicago Press
Total Pages : 296
Release : 2012-10-22
ISBN 10 : 9780226002118
ISBN 13 : 022600211X
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Dawn of the Deed Book Description:

“[A] deliciously written account of the evolution of sex, in all of its bizarre manifestations” by a noted paleontologist—"Read, blush, and enjoy!” (Jared Diamond, author of Guns, Germs, and Steel). We all know about the birds and the bees, but what about the ancient placoderm fishes and the dinosaurs? In 2008, paleontologist John A. Long and a team of researchers announced their discovery of a 380-million-year-old placoderm fish fossil, known as “the mother fish,” which revealed the earliest known example of internal fertilization. As a result, placoderms are now considered to be the first species to have had intimate sexual reproduction, or sex as we know it—sort of. Inspired by this incredible find, Long began a quest to uncover the evolutionary history of copulation and insemination. In The Dawn of the Deed, he takes readers on a lively tour through the sex lives of ancient fish and the unusual mating habits of arthropods, tortoises, and even a well-endowed Argentine Duck. Long discusses these discoveries alongside what we know about reproductive biology and evolutionary theory, using the fossil record to provide a provocative account of prehistoric sex. The Dawn of the Deed also explores fascinating revelations about animal reproduction, from homosexual penguins to monogamous seahorses to the difficulties of dinosaur romance.

Civilized to Death

Civilized to Death
Author : Christopher Ryan
Publisher : Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster
Total Pages : 304
Release : 2020-08-11
ISBN 10 : 9781451659115
ISBN 13 : 1451659113
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Civilized to Death Book Description:

The New York Times bestselling coauthor of Sex at Dawn explores the ways in which “progress” has perverted the way we live—how we eat, learn, feel, mate, parent, communicate, work, and die—in this “engaging, extensively documented, well-organized, and thought-provoking” (Booklist) book. Most of us have instinctive evidence the world is ending—balmy December days, face-to-face conversation replaced with heads-to-screens zomboidism, a world at constant war, a political system in disarray. We hear some myths and lies so frequently that they feel like truths: Civilization is humankind’s greatest accomplishment. Progress is undeniable. Count your blessings. You’re lucky to be alive here and now. Well, maybe we are and maybe we aren’t. Civilized to Death counters the idea that progress is inherently good, arguing that the “progress” defining our age is analogous to an advancing disease. Prehistoric life, of course, was not without serious dangers and disadvantages. Many babies died in infancy. A broken bone, infected wound, snakebite, or difficult pregnancy could be life-threatening. But ultimately, Christopher Ryan questions, were these pre-civilized dangers more murderous than modern scourges, such as car accidents, cancers, cardiovascular disease, and a technologically prolonged dying process? Civilized to Death “will make you see our so-called progress in a whole new light” (Book Riot) and adds to the timely conversation that “the way we have been living is no longer sustainable, at least as long as we want to the earth to outlive us” (Psychology Today). Ryan makes the claim that we should start looking backwards to find our way into a better future.

Darkness at Dawn

Darkness at Dawn
Author : Elizabeth Jennings
Publisher : Penguin
Total Pages : 304
Release : 2011-07-05
ISBN 10 : 9781101516454
ISBN 13 : 1101516453
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Darkness at Dawn Book Description:

A threat to the Himalayan Kingdom of Nhala unites Army Captain Mike Shafer and Lucy Merritt, an expert restorer of manuscripts. A deadly ancient prophecy of the world's end is manifesting-and so is their attraction to each other. Can they save the world and their chance at love?

At the Dawn of the Sexual Revolution

At the Dawn of the Sexual Revolution
Author : Ira L. Reiss
Publisher : Rowman Altamira
Total Pages : 212
Release : 2002
ISBN 10 : 0759102732
ISBN 13 : 9780759102736
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

At the Dawn of the Sexual Revolution Book Description:

History of the American sexual revolution as depicted through the correspondence between Ira Reiss and Albert Ellis, two leading social scientists and pioneers of the revolution.

The Dawn of the XIXth Century in England

The Dawn of the XIXth Century in England
Author : John Ashton
Publisher :
Total Pages : 476
Release : 1890
ISBN 10 : UCAL:B4010785
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Dawn of the XIXth Century in England Book Description:

"Steam was in its very babyhood; locomotives, and steamships, were only just beginning to be heard of; Gas was a novelty, and regarded more as an experiment, than the useful agent we have since found it; whilst Electricity was but a scientific toy. Commerce was but just developing, being hampered by a long and cruel war, which was borne with exemplary patience and fortitude by the nation. The Manners, Dress, and Food, were all so different to those of our day, that to read of them, especially when the description is taken from undoubtedly contemporary sources, is not only amusing, but instructive. The Newspapers of the day are veritable mines of information. Rich sources, too, to furnish illustrations, are open, and I have availed myself largely of the privilege; and I have endeavoured, as far as in my power lay, to give a faithful record of the Dawn of the Nineteenth Century in England, taken absolutely from original, and authentic, sources." --Preface.