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Taylor, Timothy 1960 July 10-

Works: 12 works in 67 publications in 4 languages and 2,723 library holdings
Genres: History  Comparative studies  Folklore  Popular works  Cross-cultural studies 
Roles: Author
Classifications: CC165, 930.1
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Timothy Taylor
The prehistory of sex : four million years of human sexual culture by Timothy Taylor( Book )
28 editions published between 1966 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 976 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Taylor draws on recent archaeological discoveries such as skeletons of Amazon women, golden penis sheaths, the charred remains of aphrodisiac herbs, and a wealth of prehistoric erotic art to trace practices such as contraception, homosexuality, transsexuality, prostitution, sadomasochism, and bestiality back to their ancient origins. He makes the startling claim that although humans have used contraceptives from the very earliest times to separate sex from reproduction, techniques to maximize population growth were developed only when farming began - a revolution involving control of animals' sex lives, widespread oppression of women, and an attitude to nature that continues to have devastating ecological consequences. He draws the radical conclusion that the evolution of our species has been shaped not only by the survival of the fittest but by the very sexual choices our ancestors made
The buried soul : how humans invented death by Timothy Taylor( Book )
16 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 645 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Do cannibals exist? It there evidence for contemporary human sacrifice? What are vampires? The Buried Soul charts the story of the human response to death from prehistory to the present day. At some moment in human history, our ancestors invented "death." Retracing four million years, this book investigates the many ways that humans, in facing death, first understood what it was to be alive. Their confrontation with mortality survives in early accounts of sacrifices, in blindfolded bodies preserved in peat bogs, and in the elaborate burials of disabled or deformed individuals among Neanderthals and the people of the Ice Age." "Timothy Taylor has spent his life sifting through the relics of encounters with death. In The Buried Soul he gathers evidence of how the ancients saw their universe and asks how we came to have not only a sense of the afterlife but also an image of the soul."--BOOK JACKET
The artificial ape : how technology changed the course of human evolution by Timothy Taylor( Book )
9 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and Turkish and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"While Darwin's theory explains our common descent, scientists have grappled with the reasons why human evolution defies the principles of natural selection and why, although we dominate the planet, we have become the weakest ape. In this fascinating narrative, leading archaeologist Timothy Taylor proposes that it was our early adoption of tools, objects, and, now, technology that changed us, demonstrating how: - baby slings made out of animal fur freed up our arms up to use tools; - clothes kept us warm, reducing our need for body hair; - shelter protected us from the elements and led our bodies to become slighter and physically weaker. Drawing on the latest fossil evidence, Taylor shows how humans made choices that assumed greater control over their own evolution"--
The perfect corpse ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Forensic scientists piece together the circumstances of the death of Old Croghan Man, a headless Iron Age corpse discovered in a bog in Ireland and thought to have been the sacrificial victim of Celtic ritual
Updating America's social contract : economic growth and opportunity in the new century by Rudolph Gerhard Penner( Book )
4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Focusing on three key issues - productivity growth, income inequality, and the aging of the baby-boom generation - this volume describes a "radically moderate" agenda that captures our political moment. The authors begin by acknowledging the difficult tradeoffs required for revamping programs for the aged and poor while keeping the economy growing. They then untangle the complexities of the policy debate and propose sensible ways to move America forward into the new century."--Jacket
Real vampires ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Archaeologist Timothy Taylor and anthropologist Kathryn Denning set out on a global quest to discover the origins of the vampire myth and to find out why these creatures continue to have such a hold on our imaginations
Time Team's timechester : a family guide to archaeology by Carenza Lewis( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Atlas de arqueología by Michael Aston( Book )
1 edition published in 1999 in Spanish and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The atlas of archaeology by Michael Aston( )
2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Shows 1200 sites from around the world with explanations of hunter-gatherer societies to pottery found from 3700 B.C.E to the rituals surrounding a Saxon burial
Morphological changes in triblock polymers upon application of stress by Timothy Taylor( )
2 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The brno effect : from culture to mind by Timothy Taylor( )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Agricultural globalization, trade, and the environment ( Book )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The chapters collected here explore a number of different issues, including the operation of the tariff-rate quotas established under the Uruguay Round Agreement, the implications of sanitary and phytosanitary restrictions on trade, and the growing controversy over genetically modified organisms. In addition, several chapters analyze the interaction between agricultural trade and environmental concerns. The relative prosperity in U.S. agriculture that attended the passage of the Federal Agriculture Improvement and Reform Act of 1996 was followed by a general decline in U.S. agricultural prices from 1998 to 2000. This trend in declining prices continues through the year 2001, despite the movement toward more liberalized agricultural trade. Trade liberalization has been the result of a variety of factors, including the implementation of the Uruguay Round Agreement, and the establishment of a variety of regional trade agreements, such as the North America Free Trade Agreement. Needless to say, in the face of falling agricultural prices and increasingly liberalized agricultural trade, the agricultural policy scene is an extremely complex one, both locally and globally. This volume does not pretend to offer a single, systematic prescription for what the next agricultural policy should be. Rather, the arguments and analyses contained herein are intended to highlight several issues that must be considered in the continuing debates on agricultural policy
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English (60)
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