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Sexo / Muerte

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Two books in one, these texts explore the two aspects of life that have most influenced mankind's fears and dreams. In Sex, Dorion Sagan takes the reader on a revealing and entertaining journey through science, philosophy, and literature. By combining evolutionary biology and discussions on thinkers such as the Marquis de Sade and Simone de Beauvoir, he addresses topics such as animals' genital tract, the sperm race, the difference between naked and nude, the origins of ...

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Overview

Two books in one, these texts explore the two aspects of life that have most influenced mankind's fears and dreams. In Sex, Dorion Sagan takes the reader on a revealing and entertaining journey through science, philosophy, and literature. By combining evolutionary biology and discussions on thinkers such as the Marquis de Sade and Simone de Beauvoir, he addresses topics such as animals' genital tract, the sperm race, the difference between naked and nude, the origins of language and ovulation, and the concepts of love and loneliness. In Death, Tyler Volk describes the ways in which different creatures use death to make life better. Combining autobiography, biology, and world history, he highlights how death is part of evolution and how awareness of mortality affects people's daily lives.

 

Dos libros en uno, estos textos exploran los dos aspectos de la vida que más han influido los miedos y los sueños de la humanidad. En Sexo, Dorion Sagan lleva al lector por un paseo revelador y divertido por la ciencia, la filosofía y la literatura. Entrelazando la biología evolutiva con discusiones sobre pensadores como el marqués de Sade y Simone de Beauvoir, trata cuestiones como el aparato genital de animales, la competición espermática, la diferencia entre desnudez y desnudo, los orígenes del lenguaje y de la ovulación y los conceptos del amor y la soledad. En Muerte, Tyler Volk nos muestra cómo diferentes criaturas se sirven de la muerte para mejorar la vida. Combinando autobiografía, biología e historia mundial, pone de relieve cómo la muerte forma parte de la evolución y cómo la conciencia de la mortalidad afecta la vida cotidiana de las personas.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9788472458949
  • Publisher: Editorial Kairos
  • Publication date: 5/1/2012
  • Language: Spanish
  • Edition description: Translatio
  • Pages: 312
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Dorion Sagan is an American science writer, essayist, and theorist. He has written and coauthored many books on culture, evolution, and the history and philosophy of science, including The Sciences of Avatar: From Anthropology to Xenology. Tyler Volk is a professor of biology and bioethics at New York University. He lectures and travels widely and has written several books on science, including CO2 Rising: The World's Greatest Environmental Challenge. They both live in New York City.

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