Encyclopedia of Sex

Encyclopedia of Sex

by Ruth Westheimer, Ruth Westheimer
     
 

Featuring over 250 alphabetically arranged entries, this reference text has been updated for its second edition to provide all the sexual knowledge anyone needs to be sexually literate. It addresses every aspect of sex: from the most basic biological information to psychological, cultural, legal and religious concerns.

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Featuring over 250 alphabetically arranged entries, this reference text has been updated for its second edition to provide all the sexual knowledge anyone needs to be sexually literate. It addresses every aspect of sex: from the most basic biological information to psychological, cultural, legal and religious concerns.

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Library Journal
Comprehensive in its more than 250 entries, this study balances technical, psychological, and emotional issues; stays objective on the culture wars about values; and draws on expertise from over 70 contributors. Tailored for a public library readership, especially high school and college students, the book's illustrations, glossary, and bibliography enhance its value. However, this new "revised edition" does not appear much revised from the 1994 original (LJ 7/94). True, an entirely new (and very good) entry on impotence describes Viagra and UPRIMA a new drug being tested. But entries on abortion, birth control, and RU-486, plus scores of others examined, seem completely unchanged from the first edition. The glossary and bibliography are also not updated: for example, "Sex Studies and Surveys" lacks Robert T. Michael and others' major Sex in America (Little, Brown, 1994). Libraries with the first edition may decide not to buy this one, since information on Viagra is everywhere. However, any library without the first edition, or needing an additional copy, should buy the cheaper paper edition. Human Sexuality: An Encyclopedia is also very good but more suited to academic libraries. Martha Cornog, Philadelphia Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
Booknews
Updating the previous edition published in 1994, this volume gathers psychiatric, psychological, educational, legal, and other experts to provide a practical, straightforward reference on sexuality for adolescents and adults. Topics range from basic biological information to cultural, legal, religious, and psychological concerns. Includes clearly detailed b&w diagrams. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Encyclopedia Of Sex has been updated from a 1994 edition to include details on viagra and other new developments, and provides a comprehensive coverage of sex matters from basic biology information to cultural concerns. An A-Z organization makes it very easy to look up information, but the clear language also lends to browsing. Recommended for high school, college or public library collection alike.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780826412409
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
11/01/2000
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Ruth Westheimer is the internationally renowned author of many books, including the paperback edition of Heavenly Sex: Sexuality in the Jewish Tradition (Continuum, date TK), which Library Journal observed "will be helpful and welcome to Jews and non-Jews alike." She is always on the go, making TV and radio appearances, as well as lecturing on college campuses. Dr. Ruth lives in New York City.

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