Mystery Dance by Lynn Margulis
On the Evolution of Human Sexuality

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Drawing on psychoanalysis, philosophy, religion, linguistics, and politics, the authors trace the evolution of human sexual behavior and our complex feelings about sex. "A universally appealing subject presented with clarity, creativity, and conviction".--Booklist. Lynn Margulis is a leading evolutonary biologist and Sagan is a writer.
 

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Eric D. Schneider served as senior scientist at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and director of the National Marine Water Quality Laboratory of the Environmental Protection Agency. His work on thermodynamics--a topic he has pursued for more than twenty years--has been widely anthologized and cited. Dorion Sagan is coauthor of "Acquiring Genomes" and "Up from Dragons," Called an "unmissable modern master" of science writing by "New Scientist," Sagan has written for the "New York Times," "Natural History," and "Wired," among other publications.
 
Published August 1, 1991 by Summit Books. 224 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference, Science & Math, Self Help, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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This time, however, instead of crying foul at the macho writers who wrote of breasts and buttocks and pair-bonding and said it made good genetic sense to be promiscuous, to rape, blah-blah, the authors rehash all the old theories with mild caveats that genetic predestination is not destiny.

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This illuminating exploration of the roots of human sexuality from the perspective of evolutionary biology was a BOMC alternate in cloth.

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This eloquent, stimulating exploration of the roots of human sexuality at times succumbs to reductionism, as when the authors ascribe human dating, honeymooning and marriage to the need to maximize reproduction.

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