Sex and War How Biology Explains Warfare and Terrorism and Offers a Path to a Safer World

ISBN-10: 1935251708
ISBN-13: 9781935251705
Edition: 2010
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Description: Why do humans kill members of their 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 modern times.

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List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: BenBella Books
Publication date: 6/22/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 464
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Why do humans kill members of their 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 modern times.

Malcolm Pottsis the Fred H. Bixby Professor of population and family planning at the University of California–Berkeley. He has worked internationally as an obstetrician and a research scientist for four decades. He is the author ofQueen Victoria’s GeneandEver Since Adam and Eve: The Evolution of Human Sexuality.He lives in Berkeley, California.Thomas Haydenis a freelance journalist and writer with a special interest in science, medicine, and culture. Formerly a staff writer atNewsweekandU.S. News & World Report, his articles and reviews have appeared inNational Geographic,Nature, andThe Washington Post. He is the coauthor ofOn Call in Hell: A Doctor's Iraq War Story. He lives in San Francisco.

Sex and Violence
The War of Nature
The Missing Link
We Band of Brothers
Terrorists
Women and War
Raids into Battles
War and the State
War and Technology
War and the Law
Evil
The Future of War
Women and Peace
Stone Age Behaviors in the Twenty-First Century
Civilization at Its Best
To the Reader
References
Index
About the Authors

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