Sex and War PDF ePub eBook

Books Info:

Sex and War free pdf Human beings have been battling one another since time immemorial. But why war and terrorism? Why are men almost always the killers, and why are war and sex so inextricably linked? Why do we kill members of our own species intentionally, when few other animals do so?"Sex and War" traces the cultural and biological evolution of warfare from its prehuman origins through to our own times. In the spirit of "Guns, Germs, and Steel," Potts and Hayden pull together insights from history, archaeology, psychology and biology to produce a clarifying new understanding of human history and current events.Combining exhaustive research and rich personal experience, "Sex and War" shows that war, terrorism, slavery, and the subjugation of women have common roots deep in our biological history. Evolution is not destiny, however, and the authors, with the crucial contributions of Martha Campbell, show how relatively simple strategies can help the biology of peace win out over the biology of war. In doing so, they lay out a rational roadmap to make war less likely in the future, and less brutal when it does occur.

About Malcolm Potts

Malcolm Potts, MB, BChir, PhD, FRCOG, is the Bixby Professor at the University of California, Berkeley. A graduate of Cambridge University and trained as an obstetrician and research biologist, his profession has taken him all over the world. Potts led a medical team into Bangladesh immediately after the War of Liberation in 1972, and he has worked in many other war-torn places including Vietnam and Cambodia, Afghanistan, Egypt, the Gaza Strip, Liberia, and Angola. His most recent books are Queen Victoria's Gene and Ever Since Adam and Eve: The Evolution of Human Sexuality. Thomas Hayden is a freelance journalist who writes frequently about science, medicine, and culture. Formerly a staff writer at Newsweek and US News

Details Book

Author : Malcolm Potts
Publisher : BenBella Books
Data Published : 03 June 2009
ISBN : 1933771577
EAN : 9781933771571
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 457 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
Rating :

Reviews Sex and War

17 Comments Add a comment

Related eBooks Download

  • Human Biology free pdfHuman Biology

    Instructors consistently ask for a Human Biology textbook that helps students understand the main themes of biology through the lens of the human body. Mader's Human Biology. 14th Edition accomplishes the goal of improving scientific literacy..

  • The Human Species free pdfThe Human Species

    This text introduces physical anthropology. the science of human biological evolution and variation. It addresses the major questions that concern biological anthropologists: "What are humans." "How are we similar to and different from other animals..

  • The Epic History of Biology free pdfThe Epic History of Biology

    The search for our elusive human origins and an understanding of the mysteries of the human body have challenged the most inquisitive and imaginative thinkers from Egyptian times through the twentieth century..

  • Human Biology free pdfHuman Biology

    Clear. engaging. and visually compelling. Starr and McMillan's Human Biology teaches you the core concepts of human biology and prepares you to make well-informed decisions in your life..

  • History and Philosophy of Biology free pdfHistory and Philosophy of Biology

    History and Philosophy of Biology summarizes the major philosophical ideas that have attended the development of science in general and of biology in particular. The book then explores how the techniques and the concepts of the physical sciences have impacted biology..

  • Sex and War free pdfSex and War

    Book Of Shadows Download. Human beings have been battling one another since time immemorial. But why war and terrorism? Why are men almost always the killers, and why are war and sex so inextricably l