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"From cartoon porn to foot fetishes, the authors write

with enthusiasm and in engaging detail, often

incorporating the neuroscientific basis for results, yet

retaining an accessible vernacular throughout."-

FROM A BILLIO\

II-IC-KED THOL-GHTS

:re layer of skin between the cwo." The author's main contacr n-as Eurama, a Ghanaian shop girl with ties to the cloth market,

;:rd with her help, McKinley crossed the continent in search of

rndigo's

history as well as the colored cloth itself

memoir and history often become tangled. the book a valiant effort to recount the social arrd historical

implications of a color. (4-color photo insert. Appearanru in \n;t

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A BILLION WICKED

THOUGHTS

W hat the World's

Lcrgest

Experiment Reveals

Aliout Human Desire

Ogas, Ogi and Sai Gaddan

Dutton (46 pp.)

$26.91 I May 5,zort

978-o-525-952o9-t

An in-depth [ook at the variety of forms

in which human sexuat desire manifests,

based on an analysis of 5oo million people and their anony-

mous-thus, likety truthful-online revelations.

Every day millions of people voluntarily reveal intimate

details about their sexual preferences online through search que- ries, adult websites, classified ads, stories and videos. During the course of their research into the nature of human sexual desire, neuroscientists Ogas and Gaddam analyzed half a billion of these

and, combinedvrith the latest findings in conceptual neuroscience,

discovered that the data yielded some uner?ected information

about sexual preference. Some quirkier.*"*pl.r include theJap-

anese fascinationwith awomart's "absolute territoqy''(the space of

exposed skin between the bottom of a skirt and the top of knee- high stockings); the fact that fantasies of older women are very

popular among straight men; and that paranormal erotic litera-

ture is increasingly popular among women. Also intriguing is the authors' analysis ofthe relatively small divergence ofsexual prefer- ence between straight and gay men (excepting the obvious mascu- line/feminine aspects) and the surprising discovery about which

faction is most curious about transsexuals. More expected results also abound: Men are aroused visually whereas women prefer to

have their imaginations stimulated; men desire sex, and woman desire the feeling of being desired; men have a direct mind-body

comection when it comes to arousal, and women experience a more complex series of thoughts arrd emotions, often displar- ing an intellectual distaste for stimuli that might simultaneouslr. excite them physically Perhaps partly as a result of this, there

exists no pharmaceutical equivalent of \\agra for u.omen. From cartoon porn to foot fetishes, the authors write with enthusiasm and in engaging detail, often incorporating the neuroscientific basis for results, yet retaining an accessible vernacular throughout that references pop culture as often as the laboratory

An enjoyable, exhaustive and often insightful look at what

curns us on-sure to excite readers.

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THE BOND

Our Kinshio with Animals, dur Calt to Defend Them

Pacelle. Wa1'ne

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9-8-o-o6-r969-8-z

(+lz pp.)

ln this debut memoir, Pacelle describes

the activhies of the Humane Society of

the United States, under his direction,

and presents the competling case that by chattenging crue[ty to animals we are defending our own humanity.

Reviewing the complexity of the human-animal bond, the author attacks convenient moral blindness-the fact that we cherish our pets but turn a blind eye to the systematic abuse of the animals we eat. By refusing "to believe that animais

have intelligence, or even conscious life," despite evidence to

the contrary we are allowing "economic interests to do as they please." Under his direction, HSUS joined other animal-protec- tion groups to campaign for Proposition z, a zoo8 successful California ballot initiative "to ban the extreme confinement of twenty million animals on concentrated animal feeding opera- tions." Adopting what he describes as a relatively nerv strategl4 HSUS employed an undercover investigator to penetrate the operations of Hallmark, a plant where worn-out three-year-old

dairy cows were slaughtered for meat. He filmed an instance of

a "downer" cow too weak to stand that was chained to a trac-

tor and dragged over rough terrain, and others of cows given

electric shots on their genitals or eyes to force them on their feet, and then provided the footage to the media. This turned

a national spotlight on the agribusinesses processes and gained

international attention concerning the sale ofpossibly contami- natedAmerican beef Another successful campaign, undertaken after the ravages of Hurricane Katrina, resulted in congressio- nal legislation to include pets in FEMA disaster planning.

Pacelle is an activist and an optimist who believes that

change will come and that, as with every great cause, "it begins with each one of us." (Author tour to Cbicago, Denlen Los Angelei

N e w Tork, S an Franc i s c o, \Y/a s b ingt on, D. C )

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narratives provides footnotes on the life

immortalized through Americ an Splendor,

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