Dr. Tatiana's Sex Advice to All Creation by Olivia Judson
The Definitive Guide to the Evolutionary Biology of Sex

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A sex guide for all living things and a hilarious natural history in the form of letters to and answers from the preeminent sexpert in all creation.



Dr. Tatiana's Sex Advice to All Creation is a unique guidebook to sex. It reveals, for example, when necrophilia is acceptable and who should commit bestiality with whom. It discloses the best time to have a sex change, how to have a virgin birth, and when to eat your lover. It also advises on more mundane matters -- such as male pregnancy and the joys of a detachable penis.



Entertaining, funny, and marvelously illuminating, the book comprises letters from all creatures worried about their bizarre sex lives to the wise Dr. Tatiana, the only sex columnist in creation with a prodigious knowledge of evolutionary biology. Fusing natural history with advice to the lovelorn, blending wit and rigor, she is able to reassure her anxious correspondents that although the acts they describe might sound appalling and unnatural, they are all perfectly normal -- so long as you are not a human. In the process, she explains the science behind it all, from Darwin's theory of sexual selection to why sexual reproduction exists at all. Applying human standards to the natural world, in the end she reveals the wonders of both.



 

About Olivia Judson

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An alumna of Stanford with a doctorate from Oxford, Olivia Judson is an evolutionary biologist and award-winning journalist who has published in The Economist, Nature, Science, and The Times Higher Education Supplement. She is presently a research fellow at Imperial College in London.
 
Published May 1, 2003 by Metropolitan Books. 321 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Science & Math, Professional & Technical, Sports & Outdoors, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Self Help, Parenting & Relationships. Non-fiction

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This flouts the usual theories that eukaryotes (creatures with their genes enclosed in a cell nucleus) need gene recombination (meiosis) and the mixing up of genes that results when two parents have sex to avoid lethal mutations and fatal infections.

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Those looking for prurient prose may be better off browsing their local adult bookstore, but readers intrigued by the bizarre facts surrounding animal whoopee (and really, who isn't?) should pay a visit to Dr. Tatiana, the alter ego of evolutionary biologist and journalist Judson.

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The aspect of this book that I am amazed about the most is actually not derived from the contents of the book per se, but from the implications that this book has, with respect to current human thinking.

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It is a rare event that I pick up a non-fiction book and actually enjoy reading it.

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