Sex, Genes & Rock 'n' Roll

How Evolution Has Shaped the Modern World

Author: Robert C. Brooks


ISBN: 1459623320

Category: Evolution (Biology)

Page: 412

View: 1389


Why are people getting fatter? Why do so many rock stars end up dead at 27? Is there any hope of curbing population growth, rampant consumerism and the environmental devastation they wreak? Evolutionary biologist Rob Brooks argues that the origins of these twenty-first century problems can be found where the ancient forces of evolution collide with modern culture and economics. In Sex, Genes and Rock n Roll Brooks explores a tasting platter of topics, from the frivolous to the tragic falling in love, making music, our obsession with rock n roll, sexual conflict, fertility, obesity, consumption, ageing and more illustrating how evolution stands alongside economics, anthropology, psychology and political science in shaping our world.

Sex, Drugs & Rock n Roll

The Science of Hedonism and the Hedonism of Science

Author: Zoe Cormier

Publisher: Profile Books

ISBN: 1847659497

Category: Science

Page: 474

View: 6917


How can wordless collections of sounds send shivers down our spines and tickle ancient parts of our brains we share with reptiles? How did a chemist's quest to create a drug to ease the pain of childbirth result in the creation of LSD? Why do goats partake in oral sex, and how can a horse (or even a table) make us weak in the knees? And how on earth could the revered 'father of anatomy' not know where the clitoris was? From tortoiseshell condoms to superstar athletes on hallucinogens, these burning questions are explored and dissected, mixed with insights from some of the world's bravest, cleverest and downright weirdest scientist experimenting on the edge - and themselves. It's a sharp shocker, an eye opener, asking the big questions about what it means to be human, about consciousness and happiness. It'll pull you in and gross out. Exuberantly curious and shamelessly exuberant, Guerilla Science's Zoe Cormier reinvents popular science for a new generation by breaking all the rules. Let's rock.


In World Perspective

Author: Raewyn W. Connell,Rebecca Pearse

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0745687326

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

View: 529


How can we understand gender in the contemporary world? What psychological differences now exist between women and men? How are masculinities and femininities made? And what is the relationship between gender issues and globalizing concerns such as environmental change and economic restructuring? Raewyn Connell, one of the world's leading scholars in the field, is here joined by Rebecca Pearse as they answer these questions and more. Their book provides a readable introduction to modern gender studies, covering empirical research from all parts of the world in addition to theory and politics. As well as introducing the field, Gender provides a powerful contemporary framework for gender analysis with a strong and distinctive global awareness. Highlighting the multi-dimensional character of gender relations, the authors show how to link personal life with large-scale organizational structures and how gender politics changes its form in changing situations. The third edition of this influential and accessible book includes a whole new chapter on ecofeminism, environmental justice and sustainability. It also brings the review of research up to date throughout and explains new debates and emerging gender theories. Gender is engaged scholarship that moves from personal experience to global problems and offers a unique perspective on gender issues today.

Women, Sex and Rock'n'roll

In Their Own Words

Author: Liz Evans

Publisher: Pandora Press


Category: Music

Page: 276

View: 4648


This collection of interviews with notable women performers from the rock world focuses on both new performers with a more radical approach and the more established, but still progressive, artists working today. Rock journalist Liz Evans talks to them about their experience of sexism in the music industry, the riot girl phenomenon, whether they see the recent proliferation of women's bands as a trend that's here to stay, their perception of rock music as a barometer of popular culture, and so on.

The Genes of Wrath

The Man from V.E.N.U.S. Series

Author: Greg Mandanis

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469101866

Category: Fiction

Page: 209

View: 1504


A long time in the futurein the Milky Wayfar, far too close for comfort. . . Dr. Lam-I-Am-Alpha-Omega-Man-Zoff, the last living man from V.E.N.U.S., embarks on an expedition with a group of multicultural Lam Brain shock-jock faculty members and hip-hop students back to Mother Earth Gaia in search of the missing DNA of the twelve tribes of Israel. Lam meets molecular eugenicist Dr. Europa Mann, the rainbow-skinned clone of the goddess Europa of Greek mythology, and her cloned half bull-man Minotaur lover-god Zeus, who lead Lam and Lam Brain U faculty and students to Noahs ark and the fascinating world of the reemerged lost continent of Atlantis. Will Dr. Lam be able to create Venus into the new Mother Earth, by resurrecting the twelve tribes of Israel and all the extinct species that once flourished on planet Earth prior to the great flood? Could they then restore the matriarchy and biodiversity of the lost continent of Atlantis for galactic peace for all earthlings throughout the Milky Way? Will Lam Brains new world be able to free the masses of earthlings from enslavement from the genes of wrath of the red planet? Will the elitist galactic oppressors (EGOs) from all of hisdestroy finally be resurrected and brought to justice to pay reparations as reasonable compensation to the Venusians for all the pain and suffering for almost four thousand years of enslavement and genocide of their ancestors? Dr. Lam asks everyone just one question, I know were all victims of one sort or another, but cant we all just get along? But, the Universe said: "No!" Please visit and for more information

Sex, Drugs, Rock'n'roll

Stories to End the Century

Author: Sarah Lefanu

Publisher: Serpents Tail


Category: Fiction

Page: 223

View: 455


Reflecting ironically on the heady days of optimism and innocence of the sixties, the tough, energetic, apocalyptic stories gathered here look the end of the century in the eye--and smile. Contributors include Laurie Colwin, Joyce Carol Oates, Nicholas Royle, and many others.

Fast Food, Stock Cars, and Rock 'n' Roll

Place and Space in American Pop Culture

Author: George O. Carney

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Incorporated


Category: Social Science

Page: 289

View: 6045


Dive beneath the oceans and soar above the clouds in this exploration of Earth that makes a pleasing introduction to basic earth-science concepts.