How Sex Works: Why We Look, Smell, Taste, Feel, and Act the Way We Do
“Read this book and discover sex again, but from a scientific perspective, and see why it evolved. It’s almost as much fun, and needs less energy.”
— Peter Macinnis, author of 100 Discoveries: The Greatest Breakthroughs in History
"How Sex Works manages to inject science writing with the prurient thrill of a gossip rag."
Medical maverick and New York Times best...more
Usually books about sex involve what Gould calls "just so stories" in which evolutionary psych people go to extraordinary lengths to hold onto outdated ideas tha ...more
كتاب يتحدث عن الجنس بطريقة علمية, اختلافات جنسية بين الذكر و الانثى, سبب انجذابنا لاشخاص معينين بفترات معينة, و هناك فصول تشرح عن الامراض الجنسية و طرق الوقاية منها.
اي شخص يقرأ كثيراً من المقالات العلمية سيجد كثيراً من المعلومات المألوفة, الكتاب بشكل عام مفيد و ممتع.
Still and all, by the time you finish How Sex Works: Why We Look, Smell, Taste, Feel, and Act the Way We Do, you may be left wondering: what the heck kind of book did I just read?
Consider the ...more
First of all, this book is not a text book but it could easily serve as a primer to any undergrad: Introduction to Evolutionary Human Sexuality.
Secondly, Dr Moalem is an accomplished MD, PhD, and award winning Neurogenetiscist who harbors an intense passion for his field of study; and this factor shines brilliantly in this creation.
And lastly, my personal opinion is: the author is truly a master of finding the subject’s marrow; stripping the clinical down to its most ...more
I liked this book! I tend to be medically/scientifically-minded in my approach to things, so when I read this title, I knew it would be up my alley. Yes, the first chapter was a drag as he leaned heavily on evolution, but after I put that into context in my mind, I found his medical explanations for things very enlightening. I liked how he was tasteful in his commentary (Moalem has is PhD in something or other to do with the topic...I ...more