Use this bibliography for further study of the spiritual, biological and cultural dimensions of abortion and overpopulation.
Angier, Natalie, Woman: An Intimate Geography.
Bagemihl, Bruce, Biological Exuberance.
Barash, The Whisperings Within: Evolution and the Origin of Human Nature.
Candland, Douglas Keith, Feral Children and Clever Animals: Reflections on Human Nature.
Dawkins, Richard, The Selfish Gene.
DeWaal, Franz, Bonobo: The Forgotten Ape.
DeWaal, Franz, Peacemaking Among Primates.
Diamond, Jared, The Third Chimpanzee.
Dobzhansky, Theodosius, Mankind Evolving.
Eldredge, Niles, Dominion: Can Nature and Culture Co-Exist?
Elia, Irene, The Female Animal.
Fisher, Helen, The Sex Contract.
Flannery, Tim, The Future Eaters.
Gould, Stephen Jay, Wonderful Life: The Burgess Shale and the Nature of History.
Hrdy, Sarah Blaffer, The Woman That Never Evolved.
Kano, Takeyoshi, The Last Ape: Pygmy Chimpanzee Behavior and Ecology.
Kingdon, Jonathan, Self-Made Man.
Lambert, David, The Field Guide to Early Man.
Lancaster, Jane B., Primate Behaviour and the Emergence of Human Culture.
Leakey, Richard and Roger Lewin, The Sixth Extinction: Patterns of Life and the Future of Humankind.
Leakey, Richard, The Origin of Humankind.
Lovelock, James, Healing Gaia.
Margulis, Lynn, Symbiotic Planet: A New Look At Evolution.
Mayr, Ernst, Toward a New Philosophy of Biology: Observations of an Evolutionist.
Morgan, Elaine, The Descent of Woman.
Morgan, Elaine, The Scars of Evolution.
Ridley, Matt, Genome: The Autobiography of a Species in 23 Chapters.
Rifkin, Jeremy, Entropy: Into the Greenhouse World.
Savage-Rumbaugh, Sue, Kanzi.
Sevely, Josephine Lowndes, Eve’s Secrets: A New Theory of Female Sexuality.
Shreeve, James, The Neandertal Enigma.
Stanley, Steven M., Children of the Ice Age.
Stoddart, D. Michael, The Scented Ape: The Biology and Culture of Human Odor.
Stringer, Christopher and Robin McKie, African Exodus: The Origins of Modern Humanity.
Wallace, David Rains, The Klamath Knot.
Wilson, E. O., The Diversity of Life.
Wrangham, Richard and Dale Peterson, Demonic Males.
Ascherson, Neal, Black Sea.
Barber, Elizabeth Wayland, The Mummies of Urumchi.
Barber, Elizabeth Wayland, Women’s Work: The First 20,000 Years.
Baroja, Julio Caro, The World of the Witches.
Barstow, Anne Lewellyn, Witchcraze: A New History of the European Witch Hunts.
Bell, Diane, Daughters of the Dreaming.
Bloom, Howard, The Lucifer Principle.
Blundell, Sue, Women in Ancient Greece.
Boswell, John, Christianity, Social Tolerance, and Homosexuality.
Burkert, Walter, Rene Girard and Jonathan Z. Smith, Violent Origins: Ritual Killing and Cultural Formation.
Cavilli-Sforza, Luigi Luca and Francesco Cavalli-Sforza, The Great Human Diasporas.
Chagnon, Napoleon, Yanomamo: The Fierce People.
Curtin, Phillip, et al. African History.
Devereux, George, A Study of Abortion in Primitive Societies.
Diamond, Jared, Guns, Germs and Steel.
Edgerton, Robert B., Sick Societies: Challenging the Myth of Primitive Harmony.
Ehrenreich, Barbara, Blood Rites: The Origin and History of the Passions of War.
Evans, Arthur, Witchcraft and the Gay Counterculture.
Fagan, Brian, Floods, Famines and Emperors.
Fagan, Brian, From Black Land to Fifth Sun: The Science of Sacred Sites.
Fraser, Antonia, The Warrior Queens.
Grahn, Judy, Blood, Bread and Roses: How Menstruation Created the World.
Gregor, Thomas, Anxious Pleasures, The Sexual Lives of an Amazonian People.
Guttentag, Marcia and Paul F. Secord, Too Many Women? The Sex Ratio Question.
Handwerker, W. Penn, Culture and Reproduction: An Anthropological Critique of Demographic Transition Theory.
Harris, Marvin and Eric B. Ross, Death, Sex and Fertility: Population Regulation in Preindustrial and Developing Societies.
Harris, Marvin, Cannibals and Kings.
Harris, Marvin, Cultural Materialism.
Harris, Marvin, Our Kind: The Evolution of Human Life and Culture.
Howell, Martha C., Women, Production and Patriarchy in Late Medieval Cities.
Hrdy, Sarah Blaffer, Mother Nature: A History of Mothers, Infants and Natural Selection.
James, Simon, The World of the Celts.
Kahn, Miriam, Always Hungry, Never Greedy: Food and the expression of gender in a Melanesian society.
Kapuscinski, Ryszard, The Shadow of the Sun.
Kassindja, Fauziya and Layli Miller Bashir, Do They Hear You When You Cry.
Keuls, Eve C., The Reign of the Phallus: Sexual Politics in Ancient Athens.
Knight, Chris, Blood Relations: Menstruation and the Origins of Culture.
Kristoff, Nicholas D. and Sheryl Wudunn, China Wakes: The Struggle for the Soul of a Rising Power.
LaFleur, William, Liquid Life: Abortion and Buddhism in Japan.
Leacock, Eleanor Burke, Myths of Male Dominance.
Lerner, Gerda, The Creation of Feminist Consciousness: From the Middle Ages to Eighteen-seventy.
Lerner, Gerda, The Creation of Patriarchy.
Lincoln, Bruce, Emerging from the Chrysalis: Rituals of Women’s Initiation.
Mair, Lucy, Primitive Government.
Mallory, J.P., In Search of the Indo-Europeans.
Martin, M. Kay and Barbara Voorhies, Female of the Species.
Maybury-Lewis, David, Millennium: Tribal Wisdom and the Modern World.
McNamara, Jo Ann, A New Song: Celibate Women in the First Three Christian Centuries.
Mead, Margaret and Ruth L. Bunzel, ed., The Golden Age of American Anthropology.
Mead, Margaret, Coming of Age in Samoa.
Mead, Margaret, Sex and Temperament in Three Primitive Societies.
Meggers, Betty J., Amazonia, Man and Culture in a Counterfeit Paradise.
Merchant, Carolyn, The Death of Nature: Women, Ecology and the Scientific Revolution.
Moore, Henrietta L., Feminism and Anthropology.
Mumford, Lewis, The Myth of the Machine: Technics and Human Development.
Murphy, Yolanda and Robert F. Murphy, Women of the Forest.
Nile, Richard and Christian Clerk, Cultural Atlas of Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific.
Norberg-Hodge, Helena, Ancient Futures: Learning from Ladakh.
Oliver, Douglas L., Ancient Tahitan Society.
Oppenheimer, Stephen, Eden in the East: The Drowned Continent of Southeast Asia.
Paige, Karen Ericksen and Jeffery M. Paige, The Politics of Reproductive Ritual.
Perlin, John, A Forest Journey: The Role of Wood in the Development of Civilization.
Poe, Richard, Black Spark, White Fire: Did African Explorers Civilize Ancient Europe?
Pomeroy, Sarah B., et al. Ancient Greece: A Political, Social, and Cultural History.
Reed, Evelyn, Woman’s Evolution: from Matriarchal Clan to Patriarchal Family.
Riddle, John M., Contraception and Abortion from the Ancient World to the Renaissance.
Riddle, John M., Eve’s Herbs: A History of Contraception and Abortion in the West.
Rowlandson, Jane, ed., Women & Society in Greek & Roman Egypt: A Sourcebook.
Ruhlen, Merritt, The Origin of Language.
Sahlins, Marshal, Stone Age Economics.
Sanday, Peggy Reeves, Divine Hunger: Cannibalism as a Cultural System.
Scheper-Hughes, Nancy, Death Without Weeping: The Violence of Everyday Life in Brazil.
Schmookler, Andrew Bard, The Parable of the Tribes.
Sered, Susan, Women of the Sacred Groves: Divine Priestesses of Okinawa.
Shlain, Leonard, Sex, Time and Power: How Women’s Sexuality Shaped Human Evolution.
Shostak, Marjorie, Nisa: the Life and Words of the !Kung Woman.
Sykes, Brian, The Seven Daughters of Eve.
Tannahill, Reay, Sex in History.
Tate, Carolyn, Olmec Sculptures of the Human Fetus, in PARI Online Publications, #30, Winter 1999.
Taylor, Timothy, The Prehistory of Sex: Four Million Years of Human Culture.
Ulrich, Laurel Thatcher, A Midwife’s Tale: The Life of Martha Ballard, Based on Her Diary, 1785-1812.
Van Der Post, Laurens and Jane Taylor, Testament to the Bushmen.
Vayda, Andrew P., ed., Environment and Cultural Behavior: Ecological Studies in Cultural Anthropology.
Walker, Alice and Pratibha Parmar, Warrior Marks: Female Genital Mutilation and the Sexual Blinding of Women.
Wallace-Hadrill, J. M., The Barbarian West: The Early Middle Ages A.D. 400-1000.
Weatherford, Jack, Savages and Civilization.
Ashe, Geoffrey, Dawn Behind the Dawn: A Search for the Earthly
Bailey, Adrian, The Caves of the Sun: The Origin of Mythology.
Baldick, Julian, Animal and Shaman: Ancient Religion of Central Asia.
Beckwith, Martha, Hawaiian Mythology.
Begg, Ean, The Cult of the Black Virgin.
Besserman, Perle, Kabbalah and Jewish Mysticism.
Bettelheim, Bruno, Symbolic Wounds: How pre-literate man masters fear by trying to make woman’s power his own.
Bynum, Edward Bruce, The African Unconscious: Roots of Ancient Mysticism and Modern Psychology.
Calasso, Roberto, The Marriage of Cadmus and Harmony.
Campbell, Joseph, The Masks of God, Four Volume Series: Primitive Mythology, Oriental Mythology, Occidental Mythology, Creative Mythology.
Carus, Paul, The History of the Devil and the Idea of Evil.
Clark, R. T. Rundle, Myth and Symbol in Ancient Egypt.
Davidson, Gustav, A Dictionary of Angels.
Davidson, Hilda Ellis, The Lost Beliefs of Northern Europe.
De Santillana, Giorgio, and Hertha von Dechend, Hamlet’s Mill: An Essay on Myth and the Frame of Time.
Diner, Helen, Mothers and Amazons: The First Feminine History of Culture.
Dinnerstein, Dorothy, The Mermaid and the Minotaur: Sexual Arrangements and Human Malaise.
Eisler, Riane, The Chalice & the Blade: Our History, Our Future.
Eliade, Mircea, The Myth of the Eternal Return.
Erdoes, Richard and Alfonso Ortiz, American Indian Myths and Legends.
Frazer, James George, The Golden Bough.
Freud, Sigmund, Civilization and Its Discontents.
Freud, Sigmund, The Future of an Illusion.
Giedion, S., The Eternal Present: The Beginnings of Art.
Gimbutas, Marija, The Language of the Goddess.
Gleason, Judith, Oya: In Praise of an African Goddess.
Godwin, Malcolm, The Holy Grail: Its Origins, Secrets, and Meaning Revealed.
Graves, Robert, The White Goddess.
Griaule, Marcel, Conversations With Ogotemmeli.
Hadingham, Early Man and the Cosmos.
Hamilton, Edith, Mythology.
Hawkes, Jacquetta, Dawn of the Gods: Minoan and Mycenaean origins of Greece.
Hayden, Tom, The Lost Gospel of the Earth: A Call for Renewing Nature, Spirit, and Politics.
Hillman, James, Blue Fire.
Jacobsen, Thorkild, The Treasures of Darkness: A History of Mesopotamian Religion.
Jaynes, Julian, The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind.
Keller, Werner, The Bible as History.
Kirsch, Jonathan, The Harlot by the Side of the Road: Forbidden Tales of the Bible.
Koltuv, Barbara Black, The Book of Lilith.
LaChapelle, Dolores, Sacred Land, Sacred Sex, Rapture of the Deep.
Levi-Strauss, Claude, The Raw and the Cooked: Introduction to a Science of Mythology.
Mac Cana, Proinsias, Celtic Mythology.
Maguire, Daniel C., Sacred Choices: The Right to Contraception and Abortion in Ten World Religions.
Markale, Jean, Montsegur and the Mystery of the Cathars.
Markale, Jean, Women of the Celts.
Metzner, Ralph, The Well of Remembrance: Rediscovering the Earth Wisdom Myths of Northern Europe.
Moon, Sheila, A Magic Dwells: A Poetic and Psychological Study of the Navaho Emergence Myth.
Pagels, Elaine, Adam, Eve, and the Serpent.
Paris, Ginette, The Sacrament of Abortion.
Reed, A. W., Treasury of Maori Folklore.
Reich, Wilhelm, The Mass Psychology of Facism.
Rue, Loyal, By the Grace of Guile.
Ruether, Rosemary Radford, Gaia & God: An Ecofeminist Theology of Earth Healing.
Ruether, Rosemary Radford, Sexism and God-Talk: toward a feminist Theology.
Schafer, Edward, The Divine Woman: Dragon Ladies and Rain Maidens.
Scott, Mary, Kundalini in the Physical World.
Settegast, Mary, Plato Prehistorian: 10,000 to 5000 BC Myth, Religion, Archeology.
Shah, Idries, The Sufis.
Shepard, Paul, Coming Home to the Pleistocene.
Shepard, Paul, The Others: How Animals Made Us Human.
Shlain, Leonard, The Alphabet Versus The Goddess: The Conflict Between Word and Image.
Sjoo, Monica and Barbara Mor, The Great Cosmic Mother: Rediscovering the Religion of the Earth.
Smith, Morton and R. Joseph Hoffman, What the Bible Really Says.
Stone, Merlin, Ancient Mirrors of Womanhood: A Treasury of Goddess and Heroine Lore from Around the World.
Stone, Merlin, When God Was a Woman.
Sullivan, William, The Secret of the Incas: Myth, Astronomy and the War Against Time.
Suzuki, David and Peter Knudtson, Wisdom of the Elders: Honoring Sacred Native Visions of Nature.
Thompson, William Irwin, The Time Falling Bodies Take to Light: Mythology, Sexuality and the Origins of Culture.
Turner, Frederick, Beyond Geography: The Western Spirit Against the Wilderness.
Vitaliano, Dorothy B., Legends of the Earth: How the new science of Geomythology explains them.
Young, Dudley, Origins of the Sacred: The Ecstasies of Love and War.
Ayres, Ed, God’s Last Offer: Negotiating for a Sustainable
Banks, J.A. and Olive, Feminism and Family Planning in Victorian England.
Bradford, George, How Deep is Deep Ecology?
Brown, Lester and Hal Kane, Full House: Reassessing the Earth’s Population Carrying Capacity.
Catton, William R., Jr., Overshoot: The Ecological Basis of Revolutionary Change.
Colker, Ruth, Abortion and Dialogue.
Daly, Mary, Gyn-Ecology: The Metaethics of Radical Feminism.
Devall, Bill, Deep Ecology.
Devall, Bill, Simple in Means, Rich in Ends: Practicing Deep Ecology.
Diamond, Irene, Fertile Ground: Women, Earth and the Limits of Control.
Djerassi, Carl, The Pill, Pygmy Chimps and Degas’ Horse.
Djerassi, Carl, The Politics of Contraception, in two volumes: The Present and The Future.
Dykeman, Wilma, Too Many People, Too Little Love, biography of Edna Rankin McKinnon: Pioneer for Birth Control.
Ehrlich Paul and Anne H. Ehrlich, The Population Explosion.
Ehrlich, Paul, The Population Bomb.
Faludi, Susan, Backlash.
Faludi, Susan, Stiffed.
Firestone, Shulamith, The Dialectic of Sex: The Case for Feminist Revolution.
Flynn, Elizabeth Gurley, The Rebel Girl: An Autobiography.
Ginsburg, Faye, Contested Lives.
Gordon, Linda, Woman’s Body, Woman’s Right: Birth Control in America.
Greer, Germaine, Sex and Destiny.
Gupte, Pranay, The Crowded Earth: People and the Politics of Population.
Handwerker, W. Penn, Births and Power: Social Change and the Politics of Reproduction.
Hardin, Garrett, Stalking the Wild Taboo.
Hardin, Garrett, The Ostrich Factor: Our Population Myopia.
Hite, Shere, The Hite Report: Nationwide Study of Female Sexuality.
Lappe, Frances Moore and Rachel Schurman, Taking Population Seriously.
Luker, Kristin, Abortion and the Politics of Motherhood.
Martin, Emily, The Woman in the Body: A Cultural Analysis of Reproduction.
McKibben, Bill, Enough.
McKibben, Bill, The End of Nature.
Merchant, Carolyn, Radical Ecology: The Search for a Livable World.
Mies, Maria and Vandana Shiva, Ecofeminism.
Miller, Patricia G., The Worst of Times: Illegal Abortion.
Morgan, Lynn M. and Meredith W. Michaels, Fetal Subjects, Feminist Positions.
Morrison, Reg, The Spirit in the Gene: Humanity’s Proud Illusion and Laws of Nature.
Peck, Ellen and Judith Senderowitz, Pronatalism: the Myth of Mom and Apple Pie.
Ratner, Rochelle, ed., Bearing Life: Women’s Writings on Childlessness.
Rifkin, Jeremy, The Hydrogen Economy.
Rosenblatt, Roger, Life Itself: Abortion in the American Mind.
Saadawi, Nawal, The Hidden Face of Eve: Women in the Arab World.
Sanger, Margaret, Margaret Sanger: An Autobiography.
Schneir, Miriam, ed., Feminism: The Essential Historical Writings.
Shrage, Laurie, "From Reproductive Rights to Reproductive Barbie: Post-Porn Modernism and Abortion," Feminist Studies, #28, Spring 2002.
Singer, Peter, Writings on an Ethical Life.
Slater, Philip, The Pursuit of Loneliness: American Culture at the Breaking Point.
Tavris, Carol, The Mismeasure of Woman.
Wolf, Naomi, The Beauty Myth.
Cohen, Jack and Ian Stewart, The Collapse of Chaos: Discovering
Simplicity in a Complex World.
Gleick, James, Chaos: Making a New Science.
Horgan, John, Rational Mysticism: Dispatches from the Border Between Science and Spirituality.
Horgan, John, The End of Science: Facing the Limits of Knowledge in the Twilight of the Scientific Age.
Jantsch, Erich, The Self-Organizing Universe: Scientific and Human Implications of the Emerging Paradigm of Evolution.
Monod, Jacques, Chance and Necessity.
Prigogine, Ilya and Isabelle Stengers, Order Out of Chaos: Man’s New Dialogue With Nature.
Wilson, E. O., Consilience: The Unity of Knowledge.