Testosterone: The Molecule Behind Power, Sex, and the Will to win download free [PDF and Ebook] by Joe Herbert

Testosterone: The Molecule Behind Power, Sex, and the Will to win download free [PDF and Ebook] by Joe Herbert year 2017
  • Book name: Testosterone: The Molecule Behind Power, Sex, and the Will to win
  • Author: Joe Herbert
  • Release date: 2017/8/29
  • Publisher: OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Medical
  • ISBN: 9780198724988
  • Rating: 9.91 of 10
  • Votes: 616
  • Review by: Hudson Newby
  • Review rating: 7.95 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/9/4
  • Total pages: 256
  • Includes a PDF summary of 25 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: We inherit mechanisms for survival from our primeval past; none so obviously as those involved in reproduction. The hormone testosterone underlies the organization of activation of masculinity: it changes the body and brain to make a male. It is involved not only in sexuality but in driving aggression, competitiveness, risk-taking - all elements that were needed for successful survival and reproduction in the past. But these ancient systems are carried forward into a modern world. The ancient world shaped the human brain, but the modern world is shaped by that brain. How does this world, with all its cultural, political, and social variations, deal with and control the primeval role of testosterone, which continues to be essential for the survival of the species? Sex, aggression, winning, losing, gangs, war: the powerful effects of testosterone are entwined with them all. These are the ingredients of human history, so testosterone has played a central role in our story.In Testosterone, Joe Herbert explains the nature of this potent hormone, how it operates in mammals in general and in humans in particular, what we know about its role in influencing various aspects of behaviour in men, and what we are beginning to understand of its role in women. From rape to gang warfare among youths, understanding the workings of testosterone is critical to enable us to manage its continuing powerful effects in modern society. This paperback edition includes expanded material reflecting the latest research on the role of testosterone in women and in street gangs.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 13H13M35S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Life Sciences: General Issues, Anthropology, Popular Science, Human Biology, Reproductive Medicine, Gender Studies: Men, Biology, Life Sciences, History Of Science, Physical Anthropology & Ethnography
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 12.58 USD
  • Dimensions: 129x196x16mm
  • Weight: 190g
  • Printed by: Not Available
  • Published in: Oxford, United Kingdom
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