Dr Tatiana s Sex Advice to All Creation

If you have ever wondered why women always bite your head off or why one guy gets all the girls, if you have ever pondered why some men bring you balloons while others leave you their genitals, then Dr Tatiana's Sex Advice to All Creation ...


Author: Olivia Judson

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781448181667

Category: Science

Page: 320

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If you have ever wondered why women always bite your head off or why one guy gets all the girls, if you have ever pondered why some men bring you balloons while others leave you their genitals, then Dr Tatiana's Sex Advice to All Creation is the book for you. It explains all this and much more. It discloses the best time to have a sex change, how to have a virgin birth, when to seduce your sisters or eat your lover. Quirky and brilliant, it takes as its starting point all creatures great and small worried about their bizarre sex lives, and the letters they write to the wise Dr Tatiana, the only agony aunt in all creation with a prodigious knowledge of both natural history and evolutionary biology.

Darwins Peep Show

»Temporal and Microspatial Variation in the Intensities of Natural and Sexual Selection in the Yellow Dung Fly Scathophaga stercoraria«. ... ›Dr. Tatiana's Sex Advice to All Creation‹. London: Random House (dt.


Author: Menno Schilthuizen

Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 9783423424745

Category: Science

Page: 344

View: 639

Sexualorgane unter der Lupe Der größte Unterschied zwischen Menschen und Tieren liegt unterhalb der Gürtellinie. Dieses Buch lädt ein zu einer Besichtigung der phänomenalen Vielfalt tierischer Reproduktionsmethoden. Das Sexualleben von Käfern, Vögeln, Muscheln und Schnecken kann erstaunliche Einblicke in die fantastische Fülle des Lebens auf unserem Planeten eröffnen. "Unsere eigene Reproduktionsmethode ist nur eine von zahllosen anderen in einem weiten Kontinuum der evolutionären Interaktion, in dem es alles gibt, vom anmutigen Tanzritual bis zum bösartigen Rüstungswettlauf." Menno Schilthuizen

Silent Sparks

scribes how sexual selection has led to the evolution of many wonderful and sometimes bizarre male features in crustaceans, mollusks, ... The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex. ... Dr. Tatiana's Sex Advice to All Creation.


Author: Sara Lewis

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691162683

Category: Nature

Page: 240

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For centuries, the beauty of fireflies has evoked wonder and delight. Yet for most of us, fireflies remain shrouded in mystery: How do fireflies make their light? What are they saying with their flashing? And what do fireflies look for in a mate? In Silent Sparks, noted biologist and firefly expert Sara Lewis dives into the fascinating world of fireflies and reveals the most up-to-date discoveries about these beloved insects. From the meadows of New England and the hills of the Great Smoky Mountains, to the rivers of Japan and mangrove forests of Malaysia, this beautifully illustrated and accessible book uncovers the remarkable, dramatic stories of birth, courtship, romance, sex, deceit, poison, and death among fireflies. The nearly two thousand species of fireflies worldwide have evolved in different ways—and while most mate through the aerial language of blinking lights, not all do. Lewis introduces us to fireflies that don't light up at all, relying on wind-borne perfumes to find mates, and we encounter glow-worm fireflies, whose plump, wingless females never fly. We go behind the scenes to meet inquisitive scientists who have dedicated their lives to understanding fireflies, and we learn about various modern threats including light pollution and habitat destruction. In the last section of the book, Lewis provides a field guide for North American fireflies, enabling us to identify them in our own backyards and neighborhoods. This concise, handy guide includes distinguishing features, habits, and range maps for the most commonly encountered fireflies, as well as a gear list. A passionate exploration of one of the world's most charismatic and admired insects, Silent Sparks will inspire us to reconnect with the natural world.

In the Light of Evolution

Judson o (2002) Dr. Tatiana's Sex Advice to All Creation: The Definitive Guide to the Evolutionary Biology of Sex (holt, new york). Kahvejian A, Quackenbush J, Thompson JF (2008) What would you do if you could sequence everything?


Author: National Academy of Sciences

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309148626

Category: Science

Page: 430

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Two Centuries of Darwin is the outgrowth of an Arthur M. Sackler Colloquium, sponsored by the National Academy of Sciences on January 16-17, 2009. In the chapters of this book, leading evolutionary biologists and science historians reflect on and commemorate the Darwinian Revolution. They canvass modern research approaches and current scientific thought on each of the three main categories of selection (natural, artificial, and sexual) that Darwin addressed during his career. Although Darwin's legacy is associated primarily with the illumination of natural selection in The Origin, he also contemplated and wrote extensively about what we now term artificial selection and sexual selection. In a concluding section of this book, several science historians comment on Darwin's seminal contributions. Two Centuries of Darwin is the third book of the In the Light of Evolution series. Each installment in the series explores evolutionary perspectives on a particular biological topic that is scientifically intriguing but also has special relevance to contemporary societal issues or challenges. The ILE series aims to interpret phenomena in various areas of biology through the lens of evolution and address some of the most intellectually engaging, as well as pragmatically important societal issues of our times.

Textbook of Biological Psychiatry

Dr. Tatiana's Sex Advice to All of Creation . Henry Holt : New York . Kalin NH , Takahashi LK , Chen FL ( 1994 ) . Restraint stress increases corticotropin - releasing hormone mRNA content in the amygdala and paraventricular nucleus .


Author: Jaak Panksepp

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0471468983

Category: Psychology

Page: 736

View: 390

A Textbook of Biological Psychiatry integrates the basic science concerning brain mechanisms of psychiatric disorders alongside surveys of present standard clinical treatment. Organized in a coherent and easy to follow structure, chapters expand across different levels of analysis, from basic mechanisms to clinical practice. This comprehensive reference provides an integrative treatment of the biochemistry of neurotransmission, behavioral pharmacology, and clinical aspects of psychiatric problems including depression, manic-depression, and mood disorders. Other chapters address the biological mechanisms and treatment of depression, anxiety, panic, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and addictions. The editor concludes with a perspective on the future of the field and prospects for understanding and effectively treating mood and anxiety disorders.

A Tiger in the Bedroom

A Natural History of Sex : The Ecology and Evolution of Mating Behavior . Firefly Books , 2001 . Halliday , Tim . Sexual Strategy . University of Chicago Press , 1980 . Judson , Olivia . Dr. Tatiana's Sex Advice to All Creation .


Author: Katherine Gould

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 0740738399

Category: Humor

Page: 239

View: 602

[This book] presents a compendium of carnal curiosities from the animal kingdom ... it explores the many parallels between human and animal courtship. Each of the more than 200 paragraph-length lessons includes a bit of witty advice for the love lorn.

The Score

The Science of the Male Sex Drive Faye Flam ... creatures sport “spikes and knobs and bristles and are often twisted into weird and sinister shapes,” writes biologist Olivia Judson in her book Dr. Tatiana's Sex Advice to All Creation.


Author: Faye Flam

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440638107

Category: Science

Page: 224

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A smart, witty, and fresh look at the male side of the male-female relationship from a science writer at The Philadelphia Inquirer. In The Score, Faye Flam examines how the desire to "score" has profoundly shaped males over millions of years. Sweeping from the origin of the sexes to the sexual foibles of twenty-first-century humans, Flam, a science writer at The Philadelphia Inquirer, shows how a small difference in the size of the first sperm and eggs resulted in an evolutionary tradeoff that has affected both males and females. Because males of most species invest less in reproduction than females, they have to invest more up front to get sex-whether by jumping through hoops to prove that they'll be a good father, fighting to near death with rivals, or paying a couple thousand dollars for a class on how to pick up chicks à la the pickup artists in Neil Strauss's The Game. Within this tug-of-war context, Flam explores a wide range of male behaviors and courtship strategies and ultimately reveals that males have been shaped by competing for the preferences of the female sex. But after all this sex-propelled evolution, we're still stuck in a troublesome suspension between monogamy and promiscuity-and it's this tension that explains the contradictions of the modern man.

The Insects

Cornell University Press, Ithaca, NY. Judson, O. (2002) Dr Tatiana's Advice to All Creation. The Definitive Guide to the Evolutionary Biology of Sex. Metropolitan Books, Henry Holt & Co., New York. Kerkut, G.A. & Gilbert, L.I. (eds.) ...


Author: P. J. Gullan

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781405144575

Category: Science

Page: 528

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TO ACCESS THE ARTWORK FROM THE BOOK, PLEASE VISIT www.blackwellpublishing.com/gullan. This established and popular textbook is the definitive guide to the study of insects; a group of animals that represent over half of the planet’s biological diversity. Completely updated and expanded, this new edition examines all aspects of insect biology including anatomy and physiology, ecology and evolution of insects, insect behaviours such as sociality, predation, parasitism and defense, medical and veterinary entomology and methods of collection, preserving and identifying insects. Features new chapters on the methods and results of studies of insect phylogeny and a new review of insect evolution and biogeography. Includes expanded sections on species diversity, social behaviour, pest management, aquatic entomology, parasitology and medical entomology. Successful strategies in insect conservation are also covered for the first time, reflecting the increasing threat to natural ecosystems from environmental changes. Boxes highlighting key themes, suggestions for further reading and illustrations, including specially commissioned drawings and colour plates, are included throughout. The artwork from the text is available for instructors either via CD-ROM or by visiting www.blackwellpublishing.com/gullan.

Sex on Earth

It all happened a few years ago. Sitting on a stool in my tutor's busy lab at ... Olivia Judson's list of odd sperm adaptations (in her book Dr Tatiana's Sex Advice to All Creation) is fascinating. There are hookshaped ones (koalas, ...


Author: Jules Howard

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781408193426

Category: Nature

Page: 272

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1,000 million years ago, a sexual revolution occurred on Earth. Sex happened for the first time; from this moment the world became ever more colourful and bizarre, ringing with elaborate songs and dances, epic battles, and rallying cries as the desires of males and females collided, generation after generation. All of your ancestors took part and succeeded – an unbroken chain of sex right back to the dawn of complex life on Earth. Well done you. Well done everything. The world in which we live rings, bleeds, and howls with sex. It's everywhere. Right now warring hordes are locking horns, preening feathers, rampaging lustfully across the savanna, questioning the fidelity of the ones they love. Birds are singing, flowers bloom. A million females choose; a billion penises ejaculate (or snap off); a trillion sperm battle, block and tackle. Sex made planet Earth sexy. Written in a brilliantly engaging style by biologist Jules Howard, this fascinating and highly readable work covers the how and why of sex on Earth, in all its diversity. From sperm wars to cuckoldry, hermaphrodites and virgin births, spent males, racy harems, clitoral births, hips, breasts and birdsong, penis-percussion, and those riskiest and most elusive of all traits, monogamy and true love, all this and more is discussed in Sex on Earth, as Jules takes us on a voyage of discovery of the ins and outs of animal reproduction.

New Directions in Literature and Medicine Studies

Dr. Tatiana's Sex Advice to All Creation: The Definitive Guide to the Evolutionary Biology of Sex. New York: Metropolitan Books, 2002. Kuefler, Mathew, ed. The History of Sexuality Sourcebook. Toronto: Broadview Press, 2007.


Author: Stephanie M. Hilger

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137519887

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 415

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This book is situated in the field of medical humanities, and the articles continue the dialogue between the disciplines of literature and medicine that was initiated in the 1970s and has continued with ebbs and flows since then. Recently, the need to renew that interdisciplinary dialogue between these two fields, which are both concerned with the human condition, has resurfaced in the face of institutional challenges, such as shrinking resources and the disappearance of many spaces devoted to the exchange of ideas between humanists and scientists. This volume presents cutting-edge research by scholars keen on not only maintaining but also enlivening that dialogue. They come from a variety of cultural, academic, and disciplinary backgrounds and their essays are organized in four thematic clusters: pedagogy, the mind-body connection, alterity, and medical practice.

Evolutionary Perspectives on Human Sexual Psychology and Behavior

Dr. Tatiana's sex advice to all creation. New York: Henry Holt & Company. Kilpatrick, D., Edmunds, C., & Seymour, A. (1992). Rape in America. Arlington, VA: National Victim Center. Lalumie ́re, M. L., & Quinsey, V. L. (1996). Sexual ...


Author: Viviana A. Weekes-Shackelford

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781493903146

Category: Psychology

Page: 418

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This volume in the Springer Series in Evolutionary Psychology presents a state of the art view of the topic of sexuality and sexual behavior drawing on theoretical constructs and research of noted individuals in the field. Comprehensive and multi-disciplinary, this book seeks to provide a broad overview without sacrificing the complexity of a multi-faceted approach. The book is framed by introductory and closing sections that provide a context for the range of ideas contained within. Ample space is provided in designated sections that focus on key areas of sexuality from both male and female perspectives and that include information from primate studies. This volume can serve as a graduate text in sexual behavior in evolutionary terms and as a guide for further research.

Creation and Covenant

The Significance of Sexual Difference in the Moral Theology of Marriage Christopher Roberts ... Olivia Judson, Dr. Tatiana's Sex Advice to All Creation (London: Chatto & Windus, 2002), 4. 6. David C. Geary, Male, Female: The Evolution ...


Author: Christopher Roberts

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9780567269676

Category: Religion

Page: 282

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Does sexual difference matter for marriage? Are there good theological reasons why the two main characters in a marriage should be a male and a female, or is marriage a more flexible covenant, which any two people can keep? Creation and Covenant analyzes latent but under-examined beliefs about sexual difference in the theology about marriage which has been dominant for centuries in the Christian west. The book opens by studying patristic theologies of marriage, which rested on mostly implicit and often incompatible beliefs about sexual difference. However, Roberts argues that Augustine developed a coherent theology of sexual difference, according it a shifting significance from creation to eschaton. Roberts traces how Augustine's theology influenced and was developed by subsequent theologians, such as Bernard of Clairvaux, Luther, Barth, and John Paul II. Finally, Roberts engages today's debates about gay marriage. Before becoming an academic, Dr. Roberts was a journalist. On behalf of PBS television, he covered both the Lambeth Conference in England and the World Council of Churches in Zimbabwe. During those years, he was disappointed by both the liberal and conservative arguments on homosexuality. Left-wingers seemed more interested in privacy, autonomy, and experience than in theology, and right-wingers seemed to have lots of prohibitions but little good news. In the final chapters, this book tries to do better, inviting liberals to improve the standard of their arguments, and explaining what is beautiful and persuasive about the traditional case.

Darwinian Sociocultural Evolution

Dr. Tatiana's Sex Advice to all Creation: The Definitive Guide to the Evolutionary Biology of Sex. New York: Metropoloitan Books of Henry Holt and Company. Jungers, W.L., Harcourt-Smith, R.E. Wunderlich, M.W. Tocheri, S.G. Larson, ...


Author: Marion Blute

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521768931

Category: Science

Page: 239

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Addresses today's major dilemmas in social scientific theory from the modern Darwinian sociocultural evolutionary approach.

The Tangled Brain

Judson, Olivia, Dr Tatiana's SexAdvice to all Creation (London: Vintage, 2003), p.215. The official report into Ryan's murder can be found at: Rick The symhiotic planet Ross' website <http://www. rickross.com/reference/jonestown/ ...


Author: Dick Pitt

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781440138300

Category: Psychology

Page: 388

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Part of being human is to learn new ideas, reject them or modify them and pass them on. What we choose to do with an idea depends on who we are; our gender, ethnicity, earlier ideas, what we do for a living, etc. That is, ideas spread to our minds depending on whether they are fit for the environment or not. Descent with modification and selection is the central feature of both biological and ideological evolution. An evolutionary approach helps us to understand such issues as changes in Christianity over time, the mimicry of colonial regimes, the cycles of corruption that are followed by purges in the police and business, and much more. This approach can even shed a light on the belief that the end of the world is nigh. However, there are major differences between ideological and biological evolution. The roles played by consciousness and powerful individuals or groups cannot be ignored. The book contains examples that highlight the similarities and differences between biological and ideological evolution. We have a rich ideological flora and fauna in our minds. Hopefully, an understanding of how they got there will help us distinguish between beautiful flowers and pernicious weeds.

Evolution and Human Sexual Behavior

Dr. Tatiana's Sex Advice to All Creation. New York: Henry Holt. Kahlenberg, S. M., and R. W. Wrangham. 2010. “Sex differences in chimpanzees' use of sticks as play objects resemble those of children.” Current Biology 20: R1067— R1068.


Author: Peter B. Gray

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674074392

Category: Science

Page: 376

View: 554

A comprehensive survey of the evolutionary science of human sexual behavior, Evolution and Human Sexual Behavior invites us to imagine human sex from the vantage point of our primate cousins, in order to underscore the role of evolution in shaping all that happens, biologically and behaviorally, when romantic passions are aroused.

Philosophy Through Video Games

Dr. Tatiana's Sex Advice To All Creation: The Definitive Guide to the Evolutionary Biology of Sex. New York: HoltPaperbacks, 2003. Jung, C.J. “Psychological Types.” The Basic Writings of C.J Jung. Ed. V.S.de Laszlo.


Author: Jon Cogburn

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135859688

Category: Games

Page: 216

View: 358

How can Wii Sports teach us about metaphysics? Can playing World of Warcraft lead to greater self-consciousness? How can we learn about aesthetics, ethics and divine attributes from Zork, Grand Theft Auto, and Civilization? A variety of increasingly sophisticated video games are rapidly overtaking books, films, and television as America's most popular form of media entertainment. It is estimated that by 2011 over 30 percent of US households will own a Wii console - about the same percentage that owned a television in 1953. In Philosophy Through Video Games, Jon Cogburn and Mark Silcox - philosophers with game industry experience - investigate the aesthetic appeal of video games, their effect on our morals, the insights they give us into our understanding of perceptual knowledge, personal identity, artificial intelligence, and the very meaning of life itself, arguing that video games are popular precisely because they engage with longstanding philosophical problems. Topics covered include: * The Problem of the External World * Dualism and Personal Identity * Artificial and Human Intelligence in the Philosophy of Mind * The Idea of Interactive Art * The Moral Effects of Video Games * Games and God's Goodness Games discussed include: Madden Football, Wii Sports, Guitar Hero, World of Warcraft, Sims Online, Second Life, Baldur's Gate, Knights of the Old Republic, Elder Scrolls, Zork, EverQuest Doom, Halo 2, Grand Theft Auto, Civilization, Mortal Kombat, Rome: Total War, Black and White, Aidyn Chronicles

Dignity Dogmatism and Same Sex Relationships

Dr. Tatiana's Sex Advice to All Creation: The Definitive Guide to the Evolutionary Biology of Sex. New York: Henry Holt and Company, 2002. Jung, Patricia Beattie, and Ralph F. Smith. Heterosexism: An Ethical Challenge.


Author: Gilbert Rossing

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781556359996

Category: Religion

Page: 252

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In response to the current culture wars over same-sex marriage, hate crime legislation, and the legalization of gay rights, Dignity, Dogmatism, and Same-Sex Relationships provides a thorough argument for an ethics of intimacy in same-sex relations, based equally on science and the Bible. After a rigorous interrogation of modern definitions of sexual identity and the usage of biblical passages in support of cultural biases, the book redefines the notion of intimacy to include the physical, emotional, mental, social, and spiritual dimensions that compose human relationships. It thus approaches homosexuality from a whole person perspective and attempts to create understanding, rather than foment divisiveness. This more comprehensive definition of intimacy allows for a compassionate reading of Scripture in ongoing conversations about the nature of homosexuality and the full inclusion of gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, and transgender persons in society. It also encourages religious communities to do for same-sex couples what they already do for heterosexual couples: provide the information, counsel, and encouragement necessary to foster healthy sexual practices, meaningful interpersonal relationships, and a cohesive sense of community.

The Ancestor s Tale

This tale began by chiding those zoologists who call the platypus 'primitive' as though that were any kind of ... Bruce Fogle (101 Questions Your Dog Would Ask Its Vet) or Olivia Judson (Dr Tatiana's Sex Advice to All Creation) might ...


Author: Richard Dawkins

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781474600576

Category: Science

Page: 688

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A fully updated edition of one of the most original accounts of evolution ever written, featuring new fractal diagrams, six new 'tales' and the latest scientific developments. THE ANCESTOR'S TALE is a dazzling, four-billion-year pilgrimage to the origins of life: Richard Dawkins and Yan Wong take us on an exhilarating reverse journey through evolution, from present-day humans back to the microbial beginnings of life. It is a journey happily interrupted by meetings of fellow modern animals (as well as plants, fungi and bacteria) similarly tracing their evolutionary path back through history. As each evolutionary pilgrim tells their tale, Dawkins and Wong shed light on topics such as speciation, sexual selection and extinction. Written with unparalleled wit, clarity and intelligence; taking in new scientific discoveries of the past decade; and including new 'tales', illustrations and fractal diagrams, THE ANCESTOR'S TALE shows us how remarkable we are, how astonishing our history, and how intimate our relationship with the rest of the living world.

The Accidental Mind

Dr. Tatiana's Sex Advice to All Creation. Owl Books, New York. This is the rarest of creatures: a science book that's at once erudite, informative, and a hoot. Judson's shtick is that she's a sex-advice columnist for animals.


Author: David J. Linden

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674024786

Category: Medical

Page: 276

View: 498

Linden sets the record straight about the construction of the human brain; rather than the “beautifully-engineered optimized device, the absolute pinnacle of design” portrayed in many dumbed-down text books, pop-science tomes, and education televisions programs, Linden’s organ is a complicated assembly of cobbled-together functionality that created the mind as a by-product of ad-hoc solutions to questions of survival. His guided tour of the glorious amalgam of “crummy parts” includes pit-stops in the histories and fundamentals of neurology, neural-psychology, physiology, molecular and cellular biology, and genetics.

Choosing the Right College 2012 2013

Wesleyan does not have any core requirements, and the set of “general education expectations” it “strongly encourages” are ... The primary textbook used in this foundational biology course is Dr. Tatiana's Sex Advice to All Creation.


Author: John Zmirak

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 9781497620834

Category: Education

Page: 1000

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Choosing the Right College is the most in-depth, independently researched college guide on the market, and the only source for students and parents who want the unvarnished truth about America’s top colleges and universities. Updated and expanded, Choosing the Right College 2012-13 features incisive essays, telling statistics, and revealing sidebars on 140 schools—Ivy League institutions, state universities, liberal arts colleges, religious schools, military academies, and lesser-known schools worth a careful look. Here you’ll discover information you can’t get anywhere else about the intellectual, political, and social conditions at each institution, including: •Insider tips on the best—and worst—departments, courses, and professors •The statistics that colleges don’t want you to know •A unique “traffic light” feature—red, yellow, or green—that reveals the state of intellectual freedom and the extent of political correctness on campus •The truth about day-to-day student life: the social scene, living arrangements, campus safety, clubs, sports, traditions, and much more •A roadmap for getting a real education at any school, whether a huge state university or a tiny liberal arts college •Essential financial information, including the extent of need-based financial aid and the average student-debt load of graduates •The most overpriced colleges—and the good values you don’t know about "Practically every aspect of university life that a potential student would want to investigate can be found within these pages.”—THOMAS E. WOODS JR., Ph.D., bestselling author of Meltdown