How did sex begin? How did it come be so varied in humans? What influence does our long-term genetic ancestry have on our love life today? And what might sex look like in the high-tech future? The Shortest History of Sex traces the evolution of sexuality, from the first microscopic couplings two billion years ago through the dinosaurs, primates and the earliest humans right up to the present day. Along the way, the author reveals why humanity’s baffling array of passions are the way they are. From the basic chemical processes to modern codes of flirting, Baker lifts the lid on one of nature’s primary forces. This is an erudite, entertaining and sometimes outrageous book that tackles large questions with humour and insight – an essential vade-me-cum for the curious reader.
- Publisher: Old Street Publishing
- ISBN: 9781913083519
- Dimensions: 230 x 145 x 22 mm