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The red queen : sex and the evolution of human nature

Author: Matt Ridley
Publisher: London : Penguin, 1994.
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Sex is a subject as fascinating to scientists as it is to the rest of us. From the contentious problem of why the wasteful reproductive process exists at all, to questions of how individuals choose their mates and what traits they find attractive and why, research into the nature of sex has given rise to a vast range of findings. This book explores these findings, and their implications for the sexual behaviour of  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Matt Ridley
ISBN: 0140167722 9780140167726
OCLC Number: 59899749
Awards: Short-listed for Rhone Poulenc General Prize for Science Books 1994
Description: viii, 404 pages
Contents: Human nature; the enigma; the power of parasites; genetic mutiny and gender; the peacock's tale; polygamy and the nature of men; monogamy and the nature of women; sexing the mind; the uses of beauty; the intellectual chess game; the self-domesticated ape.
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Sex is as fascinating to scientists as it is to the rest of us. A vast pool of knowledge has been gleaned from research into the nature of sex, from the contentious problem of why the wasteful  Read more...

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