From the Publisher
Praise for What's Love Got to Do with It?
"Small joins...such writers as Robert Ardrey, Desmond Morris, and Lionel Tiger who have sought to make evolutionary biology the foundation sexual behavior...a refreshing rejoinder to the Darwinian boys' club."
San Francisco Chronicle
"An anthropologist's thorough, lucid, nontechnical descriptions of why we mate the way we do."
"A personal feminist take on the mating game. [Small] adopts an intimate style [and] succeeds in conveying a flavor of what...scientific research is all about."
Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Anthropologist Small's feminist take on human sexuality examines the intersections of love and biology. (July)
Small (anthropology, Cornell) has been studying and writing about sexual behavior for over a decade (Female Choices: Sexual Behavior of Female Primates, LJ 5/15/93). By analyzing how monkeys and baboons mate, she has begun to untangle the mysteries and mythology of human sexuality. For example, Small has found biological evidence to explain why many humans have difficulty with monogamy. She also draws interesting conclusions about love, lust, marriage, childbearing, menstruation, homosexuality, and what men and women actually desire in a mate. Though extensively documented and indexed, Small's text is still highly readable for general audiences. Recommended for both public and academic libraries.-A. Arro Smith, San Marcos P.L., Tex.