Discover why most sperm couldn't care less if they never saw an egg, what makes men yell "woo! Hardcover , pages. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Jan 19, Ransom Stephens rated it it was amazing. Joe Quirk dances away from all the problems with self-help books, embraces the good parts of science books, and blends in his own character.
The result is a hilarious ride through science with lots of "give me pause" and "change my perspective" that self-help books try to deliver. My favorite part was the "aquatic ape" theory. The best line in the book, Pg " My method is Joe Quirk dances away from all the problems with self-help books, embraces the good parts of science books, and blends in his own character. My method is to list each Yankee baseball player's batting average. The second a man thinks about what he's actually doing, it's over. So the only way a man can enjoy sex is to not think about what he's doing.
Can you blame us if we extend this strategy to relationships? Why do men and women too do what they do? This book tells all and with a great deal of humor. My husband read it and convinced me to do the same. What I found is that he had read a lot of it out loud to me already. Why do men do that? A disturbing fact I learned from this book. Menopausal women have no waist. I love my waist.
Please don't take it! Sep 21, Bruno-Ken rated it really liked it. Jul 05, Lizzie rated it liked it Recommends it for: In short, pithy chapters, Joe Quirk spells it out: Men are dogs; women nurture, and when the two meet, it's a battle of nature to see who wins out. Can't say it comforted me too much, but it did make me laugh out loud, and that's the best remedy of all.
Nov 12, Marti rated it really liked it. I'm almost done with this book, which my mother recommended and lent to me. A grain of salt is needed at times, but overall, this is and interesting look at motivation and perspective as dictated and designed by our intrinsic goals to either spread our genes or compete for the best genes available.
Sep 11, Glenn rated it really liked it Shelves: A look at sexuality and why men and women behave the way they do when it comes to romance. Joe Quirk cites many research studies both in the animal and human realm to support his statements, but it is not done in a dry textbook style, but in a humorous way, so you can learn and get some enlightenment in a fun way by reading this book.
Sep 07, Jamie L rated it liked it. Thus far, it's been quick, fun, informative The author is not a doctor of any degree or biologist or archeologist Stayed quick, informative and fun. Jul 15, Sabio rated it really liked it. Summary of research on how evolution makes male and female brains different. Quick read and simple though I have only started. Put it down because it is mostly stuff I already know.
But if your haven't read on this stuff, this is a nice place to start. Delve deep into the unfiltered highs and lows of Rose and Rosie's life: I learned more about biology from this short book than I did from years of science lessons. Humans are the slightest of twigs on a single family tree that encompasses four billion years, a lot of twists and turns, and a billion species.
All of those organisms are rooted in a single origin, with a common code that underwrites our existence.
This paradox - that our biology is indistinct from all life, yet we consider ourselves to be special - lies at the heart of who we are. In this original and entertaining tour of life on Earth, Adam Rutherford explores how many of the things once considered to be exclusively human are not: Evolution has, however, allowed us to develop our culture to a level of complexity that outstrips any other observed in nature.
Illuminated by the latest scientific discoveries, it is a thrilling compendium of what unequivocally fixes us as animals, and reveals how we are extraordinary among them. With illustrations by Alice Roberts. She was a brilliant, high-flying scientist. He was her loving and supportive husband. Now she's gone, and Aidan must carry on and raise their daughter alone.
But Rachel has left behind her life's work, a gift of love to see them through the dark days after her death. A gift called iRachel. And it kept me reading into the early hours several nights in row! I adored this book - it's fresh, beautiful, profound and at times funny, it made me cry, but also made me smile. When is the sequel out? One of those books that lingers long after you've read it.
Have some tissues ready This book is everything I've been through that's made me who I am, plus the lessons I've learned from many mistakes. I hope that it will make you laugh as well as give you strength to keep going when times get tough. After all, we are all in this together Rachaele, aka Part-Time Working MummyHundreds of thousands of fans flock to the PTWM page online and now, in this book, Rachaele shares her behind-the-scenes experiences with single parenthood, unexpected pregnancy, domestic violence, relationships, bullying and much more - spreading kindness amidst the craziness along the way!
The book is humbling, it's heart wrenching, it's funny and it's real life! The world needs more Rachaeles. A brave insight on Rachaele's life and how patchwork families can be amazing if you fill your home with love. A must have on your book shelf! Never has a book made me have a lump in my throat and burst into tears then have me in fits of laughter a few pages later So real and so relatable. Read it in one. Understanding how your brain works during the key stages of life is essential to maintaining your health. Dr Sarah McKay is a neuroscientist who knows everything worth knowing about women's brains, and shares it in this cutting-edge, essential book.
This is not a book about the differences between male and female brains, nor a book using neuroscience to explain gender-specific behaviours, the 'battle of the sexes' or 'Mars-Venus' stereotypes. This is a book about what happens to the brains of women as they cycle through the phases of life, which are unique to females by virtue of their biology and in particular their hormones. In Demystifying The Female Brain, Dr McKay gives insights into brain development during infancy, childhood and the teenage years including the onset of puberty and looks at pregnancy, motherhood, and mental health.
The book weaves together findings from the research lab, interviews with neuroscientists and other researchers working in the disciplines of neuroendocrinology, brain development, brain health and ageing, along with stories and case studies. The Sunday Times Top 10 bestsellerWhat's the secret ingredient to your happiness? Laura Griffin is preparing for an empty nest. The thought of Number 11 Lark Hill falling silent - a home usually bustling with noise, people and the fragrant smells of something cooking on the Aga - seems impossible.
Laura hopes it will mean more time for herself, and more time with her husband, Dom. But when an exposed secret shakes their marriage, Laura suddenly feels as though her family is shrinking around her. Feeling lost, she turns to her greatest comfort: Everyone has always adored Laura's jams and chutneys, piled their sandwiches high with her pickles. Inspired by a bit of the old Blitz spirit, Laura has an idea that gives her a fresh sense of purpose. Full of fierce determination, Laura starts carving her own path. But even the bravest woman needs the people who love her.
And now, they need her in return.
The brand-new feel-good story from bestseller Veronica Henry - a perfect mix of family, friends and delicious food. A story of lost chances and second chances, tragedy and despair but also hope and resilience''The perfect mix of food, family and friends provides the right ingredients for this delightful read''My favourite book of - treat yourself to a delicious novel this summer'. We like to think of ourselves as highly evolved creatures. But if we are evolution's greatest creation, why are we so badly designed? We have retinas that face backward, the stump of a tail, and way too many bones in our wrists.
We must find vitamins and nutrients in our diets that other animals simply make for themselves. Millions of us can't reproduce successfully without help from modern science. We have nerves that take bizarre paths, muscles that attach to nothing, and lymph nodes that do more harm than good.
And that's just the beginning of the story.
Collected here are of the best, funniest, most heartwarming and thought-provoking pieces that offer an irresistible experience of human connection. It is therefore concluded that most of the W-bearing PGC could not differentiate into spermatozoa because of restricted spermatogenesis. Filled with practical strategies, guiding questions, inspirational accounts, and a treasure trove of recommended resources, this workbook and guide will motivate you to become the project manager of your life. View high res cover image. Time remaining -- day s -- hour s -- minute s -- second s. Jul 05, Lizzie rated it liked it Recommends it for:
As biologist Nathan H. Lents explains, our evolutionary history is a litany of mistakes, each more entertaining and enlightening than the last. As we will discover, by exploring human shortcomings, we can peer into our past, because each of our flaws tells a story about our species' evolutionary history. A rollicking, deeply informative tour of our four-billion-year-long evolutionary saga, Human Errors both celebrates our imperfections - for our mutations are, in their own way, a testament to our species' greatness - and offers an unconventional accounting of the cost of our success.
Eighteen years ago Martha said goodbye to best friend Juliet on a moonlit London towpath. The next morning Juliet's bike was found abandoned at the waterside. She was never seen again. Nearly two decades later Martha is a TV celebrity, preparing to host a new crime show After all these years Martha must reach out to old friends and try to piece together the final moments of Juliet's life.
But what happens when your perfect friends turn out to be perfect strangers? Do the demands of motherhood tip you out of balance, leaving some parts of your life brushed aside? Are you pulled in all directions - never sure if anything you're doing is 'good enough'?
Project Me for Busy Mothers is the essential go-to guide for modern mothers who want to take control of their lives. You'll soon gain a fresh perspective and become proactive about your own happiness. Filled with practical strategies, guiding questions, inspirational accounts, and a treasure trove of recommended resources, this workbook and guide will motivate you to become the project manager of your life. A heart-warming standalone novel from Sunday Times bestseller Rebecca Shaw about the importance of family and being there for one another - perfect for fans of Lilian Harry, Rosie Clark, Alexandra Brown and Cathy Woodman.
That is until they're named guardians to their young nephews.