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Sperm wars : infidelity, sexual conflict, and other bedroom battles

Author: Robin Baker
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2006 edView all editions and formats
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Published to acclaim and controversy a decade ago, Sperm Wars is a revolutionary thesis about sex that turned centuries-old biological assumptions on their head. Evolution has programmed men to conquer and monopolize women while women, without ever knowing they are doing it, seek the best genetic input on offer from potential sexual partners. In this book, best-selling author Robin Baker reveals these new facts of  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robin Baker
ISBN: 9781560258483 1560258489
OCLC Number: 285322027
Notes: Subtitle varies.
Description: xxiv, 375 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: The generation game --
Sperm wars --
Counting the cost --
Secret anticipation --
Successful failure --
Shopping around for genes --
The climax of influence --
Learning the gropes --
One way or another --
Final score.
Responsibility: Robin Baker.

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Published to acclaim and controversy a decade ago, Sperm Wars is a revolutionary thesis about sex that turned centuries-old biological assumptions on their head. Evolution has programmed men to conquer and monopolize women while women, without ever knowing they are doing it, seek the best genetic input on offer from potential sexual partners. In this book, best-selling author Robin Baker reveals these new facts of life: ten percent of children are not fathered by their "fathers;" less than one percent of a man's sperm is capable of fertilizing anything (the rest is there to fight off.

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