Sex at Dawn

Sex at Dawn : How We Mate, Why We Stray, and What It Means for Modern Relationships

4.02 (14,425 ratings by Goodreads)
By (author)  , By (author)  , Read by  , Read by 

Free delivery worldwide

Available. Dispatched from the UK in 3 business days
When will my order arrive?

Description

In this controversial, thought-provoking, and brilliant book, renegade thinkers Christopher Ryan and Cacilda Jetha debunk almost everything we know about sex, weaving together convergent, frequently overlooked evidence from anthropology, archaeology, primatology, anatomy, and psychosexuality to show how far from human nature monogamy really is. In Sex at Dawn, the authors expose the ancient roots of human sexuality while pointing toward a more optimistic future illuminated by our innate capacities for love, cooperation, and generosity. A scandal in the best sense. . . . This book takes a swing at pretty much every big idea on human nature: that poverty is an inevitable consequence of life on earth, that mankind is by nature brutish, and, most important, that humans evolved to be monogamous. Kate Dailey, Newsweek My favorite book of [the year]. . . . Good humor, sharp writing, and remarkable asides. . . . It casually and effectively demolishes a Solomon s Temple worth of conventional wisdom about something we thought we understood pretty well: who we are. It made me wonder how much else of what I think I know is wrong, and it makes me eager to find out. Peter Sagal, National Public Radio"show more

Product details

  • CD-Audio
  • 139.7 x 165.1 x 27.94mm | 226.8g
  • Brilliance Corporation
  • United States
  • English
  • Unabridged
  • Unabridged
  • 1480563765
  • 9781480563766
  • 256,121

Rating details

14,425 ratings
4.02 out of 5 stars
5 38% (5,549)
4 36% (5,152)
3 18% (2,588)
2 5% (754)
1 3% (382)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X