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Why Is Sex Fun?: The Evolution of Human Sexuality

To us humans the sex lives of many animals seem weird. In fact, by comparison with all the other animals, we are the ones with the weird sex lives. How did that come to be?Just count our bizarre ways. We are the only social species to insist on carrying out sex privately. Stranger yet, we have sex at any time, even when the female can’t be fertilized (for example, because she is already pregnant, post-menopausal, or between fertile cycles). A human female doesn’t know her precise time of fertility and certainly doesn’t advertise it to human males by the striking colour changes, smells, and sounds used by other female mammals.Why do we differ so radically in these and other important aspects of our sexuality from our closest ancestor, the apes? Why does the human female, virtually alone among mammals go through menopause? Why does the human male stand out as one of the few mammals to stay (often or usually) with the female he impregnates, to help raise the children that he sired? Why is the human penis so unnecessarily large?There is no one better qualified than Jared Diamond,renowned expert in the fields of physiology and evolutionary biology and award-winning author,to explain the evolutionary forces that operated on our ancestors to make us sexually different. With wit and a wealth of fascinating examples, he explains how our sexuality has been as crucial as our large brains and upright posture in our rise to human status.
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Why Didn’t They Ask Evans

SUMMARY: When Bobby Jones goes to retrieve his wayward golf ball at the bottom of a cliff, he little expects that he will find a dying man there. With his last breath the man gasps, “Why didn’t they ask Evans?” Looking for a handkerchief in the man’s pocket Bobby pulls out a photograph of an attractive young woman.Intrigued by the question and the photograph Bobby and his vivacious friend Frankie Derwent set out to solve the mystery—putting their own lives in great danger along the way.

The Whole Enchilada

Caterer and sleuth extraordinaire Goldy Schulz jumps from the frying pan into the fire as she tries to solve a puzzling murder that is much too close to home, in this latest entry in the*New York Times* bestselling series from “today’s foremost practitioner of the culinary whodunit” (*Entertainment Weekly*)*The Whole Enchilada *Goldy Schulz knows her food is to die for, but she never expects one of her best friends to actually keel over when she’s leaving a birthday party Goldy has catered. At first, everyone assumes that all the fun and excitement of the party, not to mention the rich fare, did her in.But what looks like a coronary turns out to be a generous serving of cold-blooded murder. And the clever culprit is just getting cooking.When a colleague—a woman who resembles Goldy—is stabbed, and Goldy is attacked outside her house, it becomes clear that the popular caterer is the main course on a killer menu. With time running out, Goldy must roll up her sleeves, sharpen her knives, and make a meal out of a devious murderer, before that killer can serve her up cold.
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Who’d Have Thought

Top neurosurgeon Samantha Thomson needs to get married fast and is tightlipped as to why. And with over $200,000 on offer to tie the knot, no questions asked, cash-strapped ER nurse Hayden Pérez isn’t about to demand answers.
The deal is only for a year of marriage, but Hayden’s going into it knowing it will be a nightmare. Sam is complicated, rude, kind of cold, and someone Hayden barely tolerates at work, let alone wants to marry. The hardest part is that Hayden has to convince everyone around them that they’re madly in love and that racing down the aisle together is all they’ve ever wanted. What could possibly go wrong?

Who Says I’m an Addict?

Do you worry that you drink too much? Or perhaps you fear that your dependence on drugs, food, sex, or some other vice is spiralling out of control, and taking your quality of life with it? In Who Says I’m an Addict?, David Smallwood looks at the issue of addiction with compassion, clarity, and wisdom that comes not only from his own difficult journey with addiction, but from his considerable experience overseeing treatment programmes in rehabilitation clinics.
David looks in detail at all areas of addiction, from denial, hitting rock bottom, and dealing with shame and guilt, to how our family of origin and the traumas we go through in childhood influence us in later life. He then explores the road to long-term recovery, guiding the reader on how to do the emotional work necessary to ensure that they avoid relapse and can finally lay their demons to rest and get on with re-building their life.
**Recensie(s)**

This offering by David Smallwood contains a wealth of insight, wisdom and help for anyone who wants information about addictions and recovery. I found this book to be a beeezy read as David has been able to simplify a rather complicated subject. Pia Mellody This book provides an excellent overview to the topic of addiction. It’s honesty gives the reader true insight into what it is like to have an addiction, and it is through this integrity that it highlights the need for more clinicians and treatment services to combat addiction. — Kathryn Roberts & Dr. Henrietta Bowden-Jones, National Problem Gambling Clinic, Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust
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Whiteout

SUMMARY: As a Christmas Eve blizzard whips out of the north, several people converge on a remote family house. As the storm worsens, the emotional sparks-jealousies, distrust, sexual attraction, rivalries-crackle, desperate secrets are revealed, hidden traitors and unexpected heroes emerge.

White Night

A sensational addition to the Dresden Filesadventures-from a USA Todaybestselling author. Professional wizard Harry Dresden is investigating a series of deaths in Chicago. Someone is killing practitioners of magic, those incapable of becoming full-fledged wizards. Shockingly, all the evidence points to Harry’s half-brother, Thomas, as the murderer. Determined to clear his sibling’s name, Harry uncovers a conspiracy within the White Council of Wizards that threatens not only him, but his nearest and dearest, too…

The White Mountains

Monstrous machines rule the Earth, but a few humans are fighting for freedom in this repackaged start to a classic alien trilogy ideal for fans of Rick Yancey’s The 5th Wave.

Will Parker never dreamed he would be the one to rebel against the Tripods. With the approach of his thirteenth birthday, he expected to attend his Capping ceremony as planned and to become connected to the Tripods—huge three-legged machines—that now control all of Earth. But after an encounter with a strange homeless man called Beanpole, Will sets out for the White Mountains, where people are said to be free from the control of the Tripods.

But even with the help of Beanpole and his friends, the journey is long and hard. And with the Tripods hunting for anyone who tries to break free, Will must reach the White Mountains fast. But the longer he’s away from his home, the more the Tripods look for him…and no one can hide from the monstrous machines forever.

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White Identity: Racial Consciousness in the 21st Century

Ten years in the making, this book is the sequel to Jared Taylor’s seminal Paved With Good Intentions. In White Identity, Taylor systematically marshals the data to show that:
-People of all races pay lip service to the ideal of integration but generally prefer to remain apart.
-Study after scientific study suggests that racial identity is an inherent part of human nature.
-Diversity of race, language, religion, etc. is not a strength for America but a source of chronic tension and conflict.
-Non-whites–especially blacks and Hispanics but now even Asians–openly take pride in their race and put group interests ahead of those of the country as a whole.
-Only whites continue to believe that it is possible or even desirable to transcend race and try to make the United States a nation in which race does not matter.
Taylor argues that America must reassess dated assumptions, and that we need policies based on a realistic understanding of race, not on fantasies.
Most provocatively, Taylor argues that whites must exercise the same rights as other groups–that they must be unafraid of considering their own legitimate interests. He concludes by warning whites that if they do not defend their interests they will be marginalized by groups that do not hesitate to assert themselves, numerically and culturally.
The culmination of 25 years of writing about race, immigration, and America’s future, this is Jared Taylor’s best and most complete statement of why it is vitally important for whites to defend their legitimate group interests.
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### Review
Jared Taylor is arguably the most brilliant of the leaders of what is sometimes called the ‘Alternative Right,’ the intellectual movement focused on emergent issues that are now systematically suppressed in America’s purblind public debate. This book, the long awaited sequel to his seminal *Paved With Good Intentions*, will eventually be seen as a decisive step forward on the historic American nation’s road to recovery from the paralyzing curse of Political Correctness.”
— **Peter Brimelow**, Editor of VDARE.com and author of *Alien Nation: Common Sense About America’s Immigration Disaster*
“In this brilliant and wide-ranging survey of the relevant science and history, Jared Taylor shows that racial consciousness is intrinsic and that efforts to remake human nature are doomed to fail. He shows that in modern America, people of all races prefer the company of people of their own race; that racial diversity is more often a source of conflict than of strength; and that multiculturalism is changing the United States profoundly and to the detriment of most white people.”
— **Dr. Raymond Wolters**, Keith Professor of History, University of Delaware
“The work of an insightful, well-tempered, and above all, demandingly honest mind, White Identity is especially timely as the white population of America comes under intensifying demographic, political, cultural, and economic pressure from both within and without. Jared Taylor deserves our deep gratitude for declaring that whites must find a way to stand up for themselves in a world in which they are becoming a shrinking minority, even in their own once white-majority countries.”
— **Prof. J. Philippe Rushton**, Department of Psychology, University of Western Ontario
“Jared Taylor offers the reader an open, honest, and frank discussion of the reality of race and race relations in America today. He convincingly argues that unless all the facts, painful or politically inconvenient though they may be, are laid bare then all that follows will be based on false assumptions and doomed to failure.”
— **Dr. Roger D. McGrath**, Author/Historian/Television Commentator
“*White Identity* makes shocking and painful reading for any white person who fears for the future of the United States. It is about the relentless demise of whites, about the loss of will to survive, even about the death of whites globally. As Jared Taylor demonstrates in a relentless barrage of data and statistics, whites are being racially, culturally and physically dispossessed by non-whites. The acceptance of multiculturalism as something beneficial when it is barely concealed and often explicit anti-white racism renders whites uniquely vulnerable to the organized racial solidarity of non-whites. I retain hope. I retain this hope because of the author himself. Jared Taylor embodies all the virtues that made the American Republic: physical courage, wisdom, love of learning, an indomitable spirit and point-blank refusal to live by the Lie.”
— **Dr. Frank Ellis**, formerly of University of Nevada, Las Vegas and University of Leeds
“Jared Taylor documents the dire consequences of demographic change in the United States. He warns of the deterioration that will follow when and if whites become a minority, and sounds a much needed wake-up call for whites to regain their sense of racial consciousness.”
— **Dr. Richard Lynn**, Professor emeritus of psychology, University of Ulster
“If you don’t like letting facts ruin your fantasies about race relations and diversity stay away from this book!”
–**Dr. Anthony Hilton**, Associate Professor of Psychology (retired), Concordia University, Montreal
**Fear of an Erudite White**
*By Jim Goad*
*White Identity* is Jared Taylor’s first full-l –Houston Conservative Examiner
Few men in America are as reviled by the liberal establishment as Jared Taylor, editor of *American Renaissance*. According to the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), he is “a courtly presenter of ideas that most would consider crudely white supremacist.” Keep in mind that the SPLC is an organization that cites Thomas Fleming, editor of this magazine, 11 times on its website for his association with such “hate groups” as the League of the South and the notorious Rockford Institute. If you are reading this madazine, you are already tainted. If you buy Jared Taylor’s new book, you probably risk investigation by the ATF or some clandestine civil-rights-enforcement organization. Even reading this review could endanger your voting rights in the New World Order.
Now that you have been forewarned, allow me to summarize Taylor’s argument: The architects of the civil-rights movement, who sought to build a color-blind, fully integrated society, have achieved only a pyrrhic victory. If minorities are well represented in our public institutions, our schools and colleges, our sports, and in the media, pervasive segregation persists in virtually every form of volutnary association. The Ideology of multiculturalsim, while it celebrates “diversity,” is little more than a cover for a divisive racial poer politics intended to demonize whites and impose upon them a disabling burden of guilt and self-loathing. While blacks, Hispanic, Asians, and other minorities are encouraged to express racial solidarity, whites who attempt to do the same are branded as racists covertly seeking to restore white supremacy. Unchecked immigration across the Mexican-American border is permanently altering not only the complexion but the character of American life. By mid-century, America will be a mosaic of minority cultures, each competing fiercely for its share of power and federal largesse. Given this reality, whites can no longer afford the luxury of disdain for racial-identity politics. Whites today, Taylor writes, “have a choice: regain a sense of identity and the resolve to maintain their numbers, their traditions, and their way of life–or face oblivion.”
Taylor is among the few who have taken an unflinching look at the reality of racial segregation in contemporary American life. While in the past it was almost universally assumed that segregation was a direct consequence of white discrimination and everything to do with ethnic preference and political advantage. Many blacks now see the integrationist ideal as merely a political tool that has served its purpose. As Leon Williams wrote in a letter to the editor published in 2004 by the *Philadelphia Inquirer,*** there is nothing wrong with segregation. Most African Americans with good sense want the same relations that most whites want. We don’t want them living in our neighborhoods. We don’t want our children going to school with theirs. . . We don’t need tea and cookies and fireside chats with white people.**Taylor makes a strong case that such attitudes, while not universal among blacks, are widespread. Education has, of course, been among the most hotly contested terrains in the struggle for equal opportunity. Blacks were once fervent supporters of public-school integration, but today many leaders in the black community are profoundly disillusioned with the official integrationist position of NAACP and have become advocates of segregated education, especially charter schools designed to serve black children.
–Jack Trotter, *Chronicles* August 2011
**White Identity: Racial Consciousness in the 21st Century, by Jared Taylor**
*By Brett Stevens*
People don’t like to talk about it these days, but a big part of conservatism is racial identity what was once called “nationalism,” when nation meant the ethnicity in which you were born.
Jared Taylor, a Yale graduate and independent businessman, has for the last two decades run an organization called *American Renaissance* that addresses the national question. Namely: how do we get beyond “diversity,” which doesn’t work for anyone, and re-discover our nationalist roots?
Naturally this upsets leftists. They claim to be tolerant of everything, but anything they don’t like they accuse of being either elitist, racist, sexist, homophobic, anti-fat, Social Darwinism, Satan, etc. Leftists want you to think that you either think multiculturalism is Double Plus Good, or you’re a fascist. No middle ground!
Taylor’s newest book, *White Identity: Racial Consciousness in the 21st Century*, will dispel these spurious claims because it does not just focus on white identity. Rather, it explores nationalist and identitarian politics and viewpoints in four racial groups: African-Americans, Asians, Hispanics and whites.
Through meticulously researched content, Taylor proves that (a) diversity is failing despite massive government efforts (b) each racial or ethnic group seeks its own self-rule and identity, and in fact most prefer segregation (c) that racial identity is healthy for members of all ethnic groups and (d) that “diversity” and “multiculturalism” not only are failing now, but portend a future of continued failure that will harm all ethnic groups.
Sleek but not slick prose flows through this readable and engaging text, using numerous examples from both scientific publications and the mainstream news. Arguments are cleanly constructed and stand alone. It is an impressive work that will bring food for thought to anyone brave enough to consider the analysis it offers.
If you want a respite from the dogmatic race-baiting of mainstream politics, and a more scientific and historical viewpoint that is both balanced and compassionate but also logical and focused on the long term, *White Identity: Racial Consciousness in the 21st Century* by Jared Taylor is an enjoyable and informative read. –Houston Conservative Examiner
### About the Author
Jared Taylor was born in Japan, where he lived until he was 16 years old. He has a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Yale University and a master’s degree in international economics from *l’Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris*.He has worked as an international lending office for a major New York bank and as a consultant to companies doing business in Japan. For three yeas he was the West Coast Editor of *PC* (Personal Computing) *Magazine*, and has published articles and essays in the following publications:
*Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Baltimore Sun, Washington Star, San Francisco Chronicle, Boston Globe, National Review, Chronicles.*
Since 1994, Jared Taylor has been the president of New Century Foundation, which publishes AmRen.com, a website devoted to issues of race and immigration.
He is the author of the following books:
*Shadows of the Rising Sun: A Critical View of the Japanese Miracle*, 1983, 336 pp., William Morrow & Co.
*Paved With Good Intensions: The Failure of Race Relations in Contemporary America,* 1992, 416 pp., Carol and Graf (now part of Avalon Publishing).
*The Tyranny of the New and Other Essays*, 1992, Kinseido Publishers (Tokyo), 89 pp.
Jared Taylor lives with his family in the northern Virginia suburbs of Washington, DC.

White Hot

The Hidden Legacy series by #1 New York Times bestselling author Ilona Andrews continues as Nevada and Rogan navigate a world where magic is the norm…and their relationship burns hot

Nevada Baylor has a unique and secret skill—she knows when people are lying—and she’s used that magic (along with plain, hard work) to keep her colorful and close-knit family’s detective agency afloat. But her new case pits her against the shadowy forces that almost destroyed the city of Houston once before, bringing Nevada back into contact with Connor ”Mad” Rogan.

Rogan is a billionaire Prime—the highest rank of magic user—and as unreadable as ever, despite Nevada’s “talent.” But there’s no hiding the sparks between them. Now that the stakes are even higher, both professionally and personally, and their foes are unimaginably powerful, Rogan and Nevada will find that nothing burns like ice …

An Avon Romance

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White Death

SUMMARY: A ruthless corporation is about to take command of the seas. This is a mission for Kurt Austin and the NUMA team.

White Corridor

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From using crackpot psychics to cutting-edge forensics, Arthur Bryant and John May are famous for their maddeningly unorthodox approach to solving crimes that the ordinary police cannot. Now Christopher Fowler, “a new master of the classical detective story,”* brings back crime detection’s oddest—and oldest—couple to solve the ultimate locked room mystery.
It’s an “impossible” crime—a member of the Peculiar Crimes Unit killed inside a locked autopsy room populated only by the dead and to which only four PCU members had a key. And to make matters worse, the Unit has been shut down for a forced “vacation” and Bryant and May are stuck in a van miles away in the Dartmoor countryside during a freak snowstorm on their way to a convention of psychics.
Now, with Sergeant Janice Longbright in charge at headquarters, Bryant and May must crack the case by cell phone while trying to stop a second murder without freezing to death. For among the line of snowed-in vehicles, a killer is on the prowl, a beautiful woman is on the run from a man who seeks either redemption or another victim, and an innocent child is caught in the middle.
Weaving together two electrifying cases, **White Corridor** is an unforgettable triumph—by turns hilarious and harrowing—as two of detective fiction’s most marvelous characters confront one of human nature’s darkest mysteries: the ability to deceive, deny, and destroy.
*From the Hardcover edition.*

The Whispering Room

***NEW YORK TIMES* BESTSELLER • Jane Hawk—fiction’s most relentless, resourceful, stunning new heroine—continues her battle against a murderous conspiracy in the riveting sequel to *The Silent Corner.***
***“No time to delay. Do what you were born to do. Fame will be yours when you do this.”***
These are the words that ring in the mind of mild-mannered, beloved schoolteacher Cora Gundersun—just before she takes her own life, and many others’, in a shocking act of carnage. When the disturbing contents of her secret journal are discovered, it seems certain that she must have been insane. But Jane Hawk knows better.
In the wake of her husband’s inexplicable suicide—and the equally mysterious deaths of scores of other exemplary individuals—Jane picks up the trail of a secret cabal of powerful players who think themselves above the law and beyond punishment. But the ruthless people bent on hijacking America’s future for their own monstrous ends never banked on a highly trained FBI agent willing to go rogue—and become the nation’s most wanted fugitive—in order to derail their insidious plans to gain absolute power with a terrifying technological breakthrough.
Driven by love for her lost husband and by fear for the five-year-old son she has sent into hiding, Jane Hawk has become an unstoppable predator. Those she is hunting will have nowhere to run when her shadow falls across them.
**Don’t miss any of Dean Koontz’s gripping Jane Hawk thrillers:**
**THE SILENT CORNER • THE WHISPERING ROOM • THE CROOKED STAIRCASE • THE FORBIDDEN DOOR** • THE NIGHT WINDOW (Coming Soon!)****
**Praise for *The Whispering Room*
**“Koontz has never exactly shied away from complex characters or situations. And this situation gets very complex indeed, as Jane pursues the people behind the conspiracy with the kind of single-minded relentlessness that makes the book absolutely spellbinding. As good as *The Silent Corner *was, this one’s even better. . . . Koontz is on another roll with a new series that boasts a juicy premise and a compelling star. . . . Pure gold.”**—*Booklist* (starred review)**

“A deeply layered, satisfying thriller that is character-driven and nearly impossible to put down . . . grounded in many real-world, current issues . . . [*The Whispering Room*] never loses sight of the classic political/sci-fi/thriller elements that make it so much fun to read.”**—Bookreporter**
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Whisper Pride Pack

What happens when the Alpha of a wolf shifter pack discovers that his mate is human and she has no idea shifters even exist?

Conan, the Alpha of the Whisper Pride wolf pack, has to hire a new veterinary nurse when his current one leaves to have her pups. As soon as Josie walks through the door and he picks up her scent he knows he’s found his mate. But there’s a slight problem—she’s human and has no idea shifters actually exist.

Josie has had to flee her hometown to escape the local thug who has some very nasty plans in store for her. She strikes it lucky, finding a job that also offers a free apartment as part of the package. Discovering that her boss is sex on legs is an extra bonus. When Conan informs her that he’s a wolf shifter and she’s his mate, she thinks he’s nuts…until she sees him shift. She’s fascinated, but wonders if she could ever fit into this strange new world.

Trouble isn’t far behind Josie. It’s not long before the thug tracks her down, and that may mean the end of everything.

Content Warning: contains strong language, some violence, and lots of hot, steamy sex scenes

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Whisper

I’d love a cup of coffee. . . . I wish she didn’t hide how pretty she is. . . . I hope she didn’t find out what Ben said about her. . . . I wish I knew how many calories were in a bite of muffin. . . . Joy is used to Hearing Whispers. She’s used to walking down the street and instantly knowing people’s deepest, darkest desires. She uses this talent for good—to make people happy and give them what they want. But for her older sister, Jessica, the family gift is a curse, and she uses it to make people’s lives—especially Joy’s—miserable. Still, when Joy Hears Jessica Whisper I want to kill my Hearing dead, and kill me too if that’s what it takes, she knows she has to save her sister, even if it means deserting her friends, stealing a car, and running away with a boy she barely knows—a boy who may have a dark secret of his own. Whisper is an exhilarating debut novel from talented newcomer Phoebe Kitanidis.

Whiplash

**Peace is an illusion . . .The Apocalypse is days away.**
The world’s attention is focused on the historic plans of the U.S. and Iranian presidents to lay down their swords. But on the African continent, one man holds the power to obliterate the peace by unleashing terror and global chaos—and no one sees it coming.
Hiding behind the bloody madness of tribal warfare in the Horn of Africa, Iranian functionary-turned-fanatic Bani Aberhadji has achieved the impossible—single-handedly creating a vast, invisible network dedicated to the construction, delivery, and detonation of a nuclear nightmare. Only by chance are American agents now learning of its existence, and it may already be too late.
Born from the ashes of Dreamland, the covert strike force Whiplash is armed and ready to spring into action—led by Dreamland veterans Danny Freah and former acepilot, now Washington insider, Breanna Stockard. But Aberhadji’s web of death is wide and well concealed . . . and the doomsday clock is ticking.