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THE RED QUEEN SEX AND THE EVOLUTION OF HUMAN NATURE

RIDLEY MATT

9780140167726

BOOK DETAILS

Price: $35.00
Format: Paperback / softback
ISBN13: 9780140167726
Published: October 1994

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Sex is as fascinating to scientists as it is to the rest of us. A vast pool of knowledge, therefore, has been gleaned from research into the nature of sex, from the contentious problem of why the wasteful reproductive process exists at all, to how individuals choose their mates and what traits they find attractive. This fascinating book explores those findings, and their implications for the sexual behaviour of our own species. It uses the Red Queen from 'Alice in Wonderland' - who has to run at full speed to stay where she is - as a metaphor for a whole range of sexual behaviours. The book was shortlisted for the 1994 Rhone-Poulenc Prize for Science Books.

'Animals and plants evolved sex to fend off parasitic infection. Now look where it has got us. Men want BMWs, power and money in order to pair-bond with women who are blonde, youthful and narrow-waisted ... a brilliant examination of the scientific debates on the hows and whys of sex and evolution' Independent.

Book details and technical specifications

Format: Paperback / softback
ISBN13: 9780140167726
Published: October 1994

Number of pages: 416
Width: 129 mm
Height: 198 mm
Depth: 17 mm

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd

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