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Sex at Dawn

“*Sex at Dawn* challenges conventional wisdom about sex in a big way. By examining the prehistoric origins of human sexual behavior the authors are able to expose the fallacies and weaknesses of standard theories proposed by most experts. This is a provocative, entertaining, and pioneering book. I learned a lot from it and recommend it highly.” — Andrew Weil, M.D. “*Sex at Dawn* irrefutably shows that what is obvious—that human beings, both male and female, are lustful—is true, and has always been so…. The more dubious its evidentiary basis and lack of connection with current reality, the more ardently the scientific inevitability of monogamy is maintained—even as it falls away around us.” — Stanton Peele, Ph.D.A controversial, idea-driven book that challenges everything you (think you) know about sex, monogamy, marriage, and family. In the words of Steve Taylor (*The Fall, Waking From Sleep*),*Sex at Dawn* is “a wonderfully provocative and well-written book which completely re-evaluates human sexual behavior and gets to the root of many of our social and psychological ills.”
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Sex At Dawn has helped me understand myself and the world so much more clearly. — Ilana Glazer, co-creator of Broad City Sex At Dawn is the single most important book about human sexuality since Alfred Kinsey unleashed Sexual Behavior in the Human Male on the American public in 1948. — Dan Savage Funny, witty, and light … Sex at Dawn is a scandal in the best sense, one that will have you reading the best parts aloud and reassessing your ideas about humanity’s basic urges well after the book is done. — Newsweek Sex At Dawn challenges conventional wisdom about sex in a big way… This is a provocative, entertaining, and pioneering book. I learned a lot from it and recommend it highly. — Andrew Weil, M.D., author of Healthy Aging Sex At Dawn is a provocative and engaging synthesis… that has the added benefit of being a joy to read…. A book sure to generate discussion, and one likely to produce more than a few difficult conversations with family marriage counselors. — Eric Michael Johnson, Seed Magazine You clearly have an exciting book on your hands, whether people agree with it or not: these are issues that will need debating over and over before we will arrive at a resolution. — Frans de Waal, author of The Age of Empathy A wonderfully provocative and well-written book which completely re-evaluates human sexual behaviour and gets to the root of many of our social and psychological ills. — Steve Taylor, author of The Fall and Waking From Sleep One of the most original books I’ve read in years, Sex at Dawn manages to be both enormously erudite and wildly entertaining-even, frequently, hilarious. . . . A must-read for anyone interested in where our sexual impulses come from. — Tony Perrottet, author of Napoleon’s Privates This paradigm-shifting book is a thoroughly original discussion of the origins and nature of human sexuality… These authors have a gift for making complex material reader-friendly, filling each chapter with humor and passion as well as dozens of revolutionary insights. — Stanley Krippner, Ph.D. Christopher Ryan and Cacilda Jetha have written the essential corrective to the evolutionary psychology literature… — Stanton Peele, Ph.D.
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The Sex Arena

WARNING: Contains explicit sexual content. Should not be viewed with anyone under the age of 18.
Sidney Marshall awakens in a strange location and realizes her owners, the gray aliens, have contracted her for sex and breeding to the highest bidder once again.
The Sex Arena is the most popular attraction to thousands of spectators. Sidney finds herself part of the main attraction.
Will she enjoy her not-so-intimate encounters with different species this time or will she meet her demise?

Sex and the Single Earl

**Their marriage was convenient. . .**
Simon St. James, fifth Earl of Trask, knows he could do worse in the marriage of convenience department. Sophie Stanton may be a bit of a social liability, with her ungovernable ways and flighty nature, but Simon has responsibilities as an earl that far outweigh happiness in the household. And as for happiness in the bedroom. . .he has to admit he sees Sophie’s potential in that arena. . .
**Their passion was not!**
But Sophie isn’t some bargaining chip to be traded, and she’s not about to let Simon St. James tell her how to live her life–even though she has nurtured a crush on the handsome young earl for as long as she can remember. If his idea of courtship is telling her what to do, then she is not interested, or at least she is trying not to be. But when his scolding words turn to scorching kisses, suddenly Sophie starts paying attention. . .
**Praise for Vanessa Kelly and *Mastering the Marquess***
“A rare gem.” –Julianne MacLean, *USA Today* bestselling author
“Fast paced and difficult to put down.” –*Romantic Times*
“A delectable treat.” –Sharon Page, author of *The Club *

Sex and the Psychic Witch

Introducing the Cartwright sisters-Harmony, Destiny and Storm-triplets and unstoppable seductresses. Harmony, the buyer for her sisters’ vintage curio shop, can read objects and learn of their former owners. Now, a Celtic ring leads her to a castle on the coast of Massachusetts. King Paxton’s money-pit is cursed, and he hopes that this leggy blonde can help him find peace with an angry ghost, a disgruntled renovation crew-and his own heart.

Sex and the High Command

WOMEN’S LIB GONE WILD
Dr. Henrietta Carey, leader of the *Fems*, was the first woman candidate for president and the perfector of VITA-LERP, a biological skin cream designed to do away with superfluous men. It spelled WAR BETWEEN THE SEXES.

Sex and Drugs and Sausage Rolls

It has always been John Omally’s secret ambition to become a rock star. In his youth he mastered air guitar and wardrobe-mirror posing, but he lacked that certain something. Talent. But at last an opportunity has arisen for John to get into ‘The Industry’. A band called Gandhi’s Hairdryer are looking for a manager, so all John has to do is persuade them that he is the new Brian Epstein. It should be a piece of cake. But – and there’s always a but – there is something rather odd about this band. Something other-worldly. It might be the lead singer, whose voice has the power to heal. Might she be an angel, perhaps? Or could she be the Devil in disguise? Because, after all, the Devil does have all the best tunes. And this is Brentford.
In this, his final offering of the twentieth century, Robert Rankin returns to the town of his birth, the friends of his youth and one of the loves of his life: Rock Music.

Seventh Son

From the primal depth’s of the world’s greatest myths comes this gripping fantasy of a boy, born to be a Maker, whose dangerous journey towards knowledge and power makes history …

Amid the deep woods where the Red Man still holds sway, a very special child is born. Young Alvin is the seventh son, and such a boy is destined to become great – perhaps even a man with the enormous powers of a Maker. But even in the loving safety of his home, dark forces reach out to destroy him. Somewhere out there is a power that will do anything to prevent him growing up …

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A consistently gripping tale featuring solid historical research and a keen understanding of religious experience. Another major effort by a world class talent. Highly recommended. Booklist Captures the essence of a world where folk magic abounds. A tribute to the art of storytelling, this is highly recommended. Library Journal This beguiling book recalls Robert Penn Warren in its robust blend of folktale, history, parable, personal testimony, and pioneer narrative. Publishers Weekly
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Seventeen Contradictions and the End of Capitalism

Seventeen Contradictions and the End of Capitalism by David Harvey
“*What I am seeking here is a better understanding of the contradictions of capital, not of capitalism. I want to know how the economic engine of capitalism works the way it does, and why it might stutter and stall and sometimes appear to be on the verge of collapse. I also want to show why* *this economic engine should be replaced, and with what.*” —from the Introduction
To modern Western society, capitalism is the air we breathe, and most people rarely think to question it, for good or for ill. But knowing what makes capitalism work—and what makes it fail—is crucial to understanding its long-term health, and the vast implications for the global economy that go along with it.
In* Seventeen Contradictions and the End of Capitalism*, the eminent scholar David Harvey, author of *A Brief History of Neoliberalism*, examines the internal contradictions within the flow of capital that have precipitated recent crises. He contends that while the contradictions have made capitalism flexible and resilient, they also contain the seeds of systemic catastrophe. Many of the contradictions are manageable, but some are fatal: the stress on endless compound growth, the necessity to exploit nature to its limits, and tendency toward universal alienation. Capitalism has always managed to extend the outer limits through “spatial fixes,” expanding the geography of the system to cover nations and people formerly outside of its range. Whether it can continue to expand is an open question, but Harvey thinks it unlikely in the medium term future: the limits cannot extend much further, and the recent financial crisis is a harbinger of this.
David Harvey has long been recognized as one of the world’s most acute critical analysts of the global capitalist system and the injustices that flow from it. In this book, he returns to the foundations of all of his work, dissecting and interrogating the fundamental illogic of our economic system, as well as giving us a look at how human societies are likely to evolve in a post-capitalist world.

Seventeen Contradictions and the End of Capitalism

Examines the internal contradictions within the flow of capital that have precipitated recent crises. While the contradictions have made capitalism flexible and resilient, they also contain the seeds of systemic catastrophe —
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A dynamic re-working of Marx…full of key insights and outside-the-box analysis * Socialist Worker * Praise for The Enigma of Capital: ‘A lucid and penetrating account of how the power of capital shapes our world — Book of the Week * Independent * A well-timed call for the overthrow of capitalism … elegant … entertainingly swashbuckling * Financial Times *
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Seven Wonders of a Once and Future World

This debut collection from Nebula-nominated author Caroline M. Yoachim showcases a wide-ranging selection of dark and beautiful stories, fiction that explores human nature against vividly imagined speculative backdrops. Here you’ll find time travel, alien invasions, Japanese mermaids, and more–stories of struggle, heartbreak, and hope. The book features twenty-five of Yoachim’s most popular published pieces, and two brand new stories exclusive to the collection.
Cover art by shichigoro-shingo.
** Table of Contents **
**Part 1: Our World**
Five Stages of Grief After the Alien Invasion
Betty and the Squelchy Saurus
Rock, Paper, Scissors, Love, Death
The Philosophy of Ships
Temporary Friends
**Interlude: Flash Fiction Worlds**
A Million Oysters for Chiyoko
Carla at the Off-Planet Tax Return Helpline
Do Not Count the Withered Ones
Pieces of My Body
Everyone’s a Clown
Harmonies of Time
**Part 2: Fantasy Worlds**
Stone Wall Truth
The Little Mermaid of Innsmouth
On the Pages of a Sketchbook Universe
Seasons Set In Skin
The Carnival Was Eaten, All Except the Clown
**Interlude: Flash Fiction Worlds**
Paperclips and Memories and Things That Won’t Be Missed
Please Approve the Dissertation Research of Angtor
Grass Girl
One Last Night at the Carnival, Before the Stars Go Out
Honeybee
Elizabeth’s Pirate Army
**Part 3: Alien Worlds**
Mother Ship
Four Seasons in the Forest of Your Mind
Press Play to Watch It Die
Ninety-Five Percent Safe
Seven Wonders of a Once and Future World

Seven Up

The killer is a little too close to home… Bounty hunter Stephanie Plum must make a devil’s bargain to get the help she needs in Seven Up, the seventh laugh out loud adventure in the Stephanie Plum series. The perfect read for fans of Sue Grafton and Harlan Coben. Raves for Janet Evanovich’s bestselling novels: ‘Razor sharp’ (Sunday Express); ‘Non-stop laughs with plenty of high jinks’ (USA Today); ‘Pithy, witty and fast-paced’ (The Sunday Times). What Stephanie Plum loves about being a bounty hunter: it annoys her mother and she can wear jeans to work. What Stephanie Plum hates about being a bounty hunter: she has to bring in her grandmother’s geriatric, mobster boyfriend who has been leaving dead bodies in his shed…if she can find him. On top of that, she’s got a missing misfit to find, the dog is eating everything in sight and master bounty hunter Ranger wants one night with Plum from dusk to dawn. She might want to rethink the whole bounty hunter thing… What readers are saying about Seven Up: ‘Janet Evanovich has a remarkable ability to create humorous characters and even funnier incongruous habits for them’ ‘The central characters provide endless entertainment’ ‘The humour is excellent and the larger than life characters never tire – the ending leaves you gagging for more!’
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A madcap comic mystery–Jersey-girl style. the New York Times A clever cast of good-hearted hoods and nutty family members rival The Sopranos. People If you like your summer reads hot and sassy, try Seven Up. Boston Herald Evanovich is the crown princess of detective fiction . . . Seven Up is brassy, comical, and light-hearted. Bookpage [ Seven Up ] is funny, sexy, and scary. Booklist Edgy romantic triangle, the loopy family relationships, or the bounty-hunting jobs that skate between absurdity and genuine tension. Denver Post Expect a laugh per page . . . Bottom line: Plum Pick. People
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Seven habits of highly effective people

EDITORIAL REVIEW: In *The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People,* author Stephen R. Covey presents a holistic, integrated, principle-centered approach for solving personal and professional problems. With penetrating insights and pointed anecdotes, Covey reveals a step-by-step pathway for living with fairness, integrity, service, and human dignity — principles that give us the security to adapt to change and the wisdom and power to take advantage of the opportunities that change creates.

Seven Ancient Wonders

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It is the biggest treasure hunt in history with contesting nations involved in a headlong race to locate the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. 4500 years ago, a magnificent golden capstone sat at the peak of the Great Pyramid of Giza. It was a source of immense power, reputedly capable of bestowing upon its holder absolute global power. But then it was divided into seven pieces and hidden, each piece separately, within the seven greatest structures of the age. Now it’s 2006 and the coming of a rare solar event means it’s time to locate the seven pieces and rebuild the capstone. Everyone wants it – from the most powerful countries on Earth to gangs of terrorists . . . and one daring coalition of eight small nations. Led by the mysterious Captain Jack West Jr, this determined group enters a global battlefield filled with booby-trapped mines, crocodile-infested swamps, evil forces and an adventure beyond imagining. ‘More action, hair-raising stunts and lethal hardware than you’d find in four Bond movies. Reilly is the hottest action writer around’ Evening Telegraph
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Set Di Paura

Kelly Trent recita in una soap opera molto popolare che l’ha resa famosa. Tutto pensa fuorché di dover lasciare la serie perché un incidente piuttosto sospetto sul set lascia intendere che qualcuno ce l’abbia con lei. Ancora amareggiata, Kelly decide di partecipare alla realizzazione di un videoclip in un’isola delle Florida Keys. Unico elemento positivo: Doug O’Casey, istruttore di ballo. Lo scenario da favola si trasforma però nel peggiore degli incubi. Si verificano incidenti che per Doug, ex poliziotto di Miami, hanno le sembianze di tentati omicidi ai danni di Kelly. Il tutto coronato da una serie di minacce di morte. Risulta chiaro che qualcuno vicino all’attrice non vuole soltanto che lei se ne vada dal set. La vuole morta. Ma non ha considerato che per O’Casey questa faccenda è diventata una questione molto personale.

Servant of the Empire

Magic and murder engulf the realm of Kelewan.  Fierce warlords ignite a bitter blood feud to enslave the empire of Tsuranuanni.  While in the opulent Imperial courts, assassins and spy-master plot cunning and devious intrigues against the rightful heir.  Now Mara, a young, untested Ruling lady, is called upon to lead her people in a heroic struggle for survival.  But first she must rally an army of rebel warriors, form a pact with the alien cho-ja, and marry the son of a hated enemy.  Only then can Mara face her most dangerous foe of all–in his own impregnable stronghold.  An epic tale of adventure and intrigue.  Daughter of the Empire is fantasy of the highest order by two of the most talented writers in the field today.

Serpent’s Kiss

Serpent’s Kiss (Rogue Angel Series #10) by Alex Archer
Some say they are a cursed people. But those who try to find them will be just as unlucky… Working on a dig on the southern coast of India, the last thing Annja Creed expects is to be hit by a tsunami. Or to strike archaeological gold. But that’s exactly what happens when several objects wash ashore in the storm.
The relics carry unfamiliar markings that hint at a legendary city. Excited by the prospect of discovering a culture believed lost to civilization, Annja embarks on a perilous journey deep into the heart of danger.
She learns of a mysterious artifact that could provide clues to the whereabouts of the lost city, which means trekking through an inhospitable jungle and forbidding terrain. But nature’s denizens and death traps are not the only threats: someone else is also pursuing the prize. Just as Annja’s grail comes into view, she must ward off an even greater evil. Because deep in the Nilgiris mountains is a race of people that the world forgot.
And they don’t like strangers.