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A Curious History of Sex

This is not a comprehensive study of every sexual quirk, kink and ritual across all cultures throughout time, as that would entail writing an encyclopaedia. Rather, this is a drop in the ocean, a paddle in the shallow end of sex history, but I hope you will get pleasantly wet nonetheless.

The act of sex has not changed since people first worked out what went where, but the ways in which society dictates how sex is culturally understood and performed have varied significantly through the ages. Humans are the only creatures that stigmatise particular sexual practices, and sex remains...
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Sarah ParcakYou MUST order this book. I have learned and continue to learn so much from Dr Lister...and she makes scrolling a risky activity as you *never* know what content you’ll get on WoY 😲😳 (Source)

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Three Stones Make a Wall

The Story of Archaeology

From the bestselling author of 1177 B.C., a comprehensive history of archaeology--from its amateur beginnings to the cutting-edge science it is today.

In 1922, Howard Carter peered into Tutankhamun's tomb for the first time, the only light coming from the candle in his outstretched hand. Urged to tell what he was seeing through the small opening he had cut in the door to the tomb, the Egyptologist famously replied, "I see wonderful things." Carter's fabulous discovery is just one of the many spellbinding stories told in Three Stones Make a Wall.
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Sarah ParcakDo you want a wonderful intro to archaeology book? Then get Prof Cline''s well written, the arc is excellent, and the stories he shares are fantastic. (Source)

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A powerful look at the non-scientific history of "race science," and the assumptions, prejudices, and incentives that have allowed it to reemerge in contemporary science

Superior tells the disturbing story of the persistent thread of belief in biological racial differences in the world of science.

After the horrors of the Nazi regime in WWII, the mainstream scientific world turned its back on eugenics and the study of racial difference. But a worldwide network of unrepentant eugenicists quietly founded journals and funded research, providing the kind of...

Sarah ParcakFor anyone wanting to know more about why #BretStephens is problematic AF and how his op ed today promotes eugenics, you *must* order a copy of @AngelaDSaini book Superior about race science (video here) (Source)

Stephen CurryNot for the first time, a man who once aspired to the board of the Office for Students pontificates on a book he hasn’t read. Allow me to recommend that you read @angela_saini’s Superior and draw your own conclusions. I think it is smart, courageous, insightful and necessary. (Source)

Jess Wadewithout a doubt the two best books i have read this year in 🥇 superstar science selection. check out @scifri’s top 📚 of 2019: @AngelaDSaini’s Superior @ChemistryKit’s Superheavy 😃#amreading (Source)

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In this New York Times bestseller, Ijeoma Oluo offers a hard-hitting but user-friendly examination of race in America
Widespread reporting on aspects of white supremacy--from police brutality to the mass incarceration of Black Americans--has put a media spotlight on racism in our society. Still, it is a difficult subject to talk about. How do you tell your roommate her jokes are racist? Why did your sister-in-law take umbrage when you asked to touch her hair--and how do you make it right? How do you explain white privilege to your white, privileged friend?
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Mike MonteiroLOVE LOVE LOVE THIS BOOK! (Source)

Sarah Parcak@PJR23 @IjeomaOluo Amazing book! (Source)

Imani Gandy CornI’m not really kidding. Ijeoma’s book is great for white people—because seriously, get a clue—but it’s also great for Black people who are sick and tired of trying to talk about race with clueless white people and end up frustrated and wanting to stab everything in sight. (Source)

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