skip to content
Why sex matters : a darwinian look at human behavior Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Why sex matters : a darwinian look at human behavior

Author: Bobbi S Low
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, 2015.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Rev. editionView all editions and formats
Database:WorldCat
Summary:
"Why are men, like other primate males, usually the aggressors and risk takers? Why do women typically have fewer sexual partners? In Why Sex Matters, Bobbi Low ranges from ancient Rome to modern America, from the Amazon to the Arctic, and from single-celled organisms to international politics, to show that these and many other questions about human behavior largely come down to evolution and sex. More precisely, as  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy online

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: (DLC) 2014027259
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Bobbi S Low
ISBN: 1400852358 9781400852352
OCLC Number: 900011748
Description: 1 online resource (pages cm)
Contents: Cover Page; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Contents; Preface; 1 Introduction; Vampire Stories and Beyond; Explaining Behavior without Folklore; Kinds of "Why" Questions; Simple Rules, Complex Outcomes; Humans as Critters; 2 Racing the Red Queen: Selfish Genes and Their Strategies; Whose Genes Count, and Why? Kin Selection; Summing Up the Basics: Assumptions and Objections; Novel Evolutionary Environments: Can the Principles Still Hold?; More than Ants or Peacocks: Lifetimes, Culture, Ecology, and Variation; 3 The Ecology of Sex Differences; Sex and Strategies. The Ecology of Being Male and FemaleMating Effort; Parental Effort; Variance in Reproductive Success: Mating versus Parental Strategists; 4 Sex, Status, and Reproduction among the Apes; The Ecology of Dominance and Reproductive Success in Primates; Ecological Aspects of Mating Systems; Sex, Resources, and the Ecology of Human Reproduction; The Ecology of Human Mating Systems; The Ecology of Monogamy and Polyandry; 5 Sex, Resources, Appearance, and Mate Choice; Beauty, Resources, and Mate Choice; What Men and Women Want; Influences on Mate Choice in Modern Western Societies. Signals of Desirability and Their ManipulationWho Can Choose?; 6 Sex, Resources, and Human Lifetimes; Starting Out: Resource Striving in the Womb; Sex Differences in Development; What's a Mother to Do? Optimizing Maternal Effort among Offspring; Conflicts of Interest: Abortion, Infanticide, Abandonment, Neglect; Sex Differences in Reproductive Lifetimes; Sex Differences in Senescence; 7 Sex and Resource Ecology in Traditional Cultures; Sexual Divisions of Labor; Sex and Control of Resources; Men, Women, and Resources in Traditional and Historical Cultures. 8 Sex, Resources, and Fertility in TransitionGermany in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries; Nineteenth-Century Sweden; Sex, Resources, and Fertility in Transition; Fertility Transitions: What, If Anything, Do They Mean?; 9 Nice Guys Can Win-In Oscial Species, Anyway; Are We Lemmings? A Cautionary Tale; When and Why Do We Cooperate Most Easily?; Simple Strategies for Winning Games; Reciprocity and Its Relatives; Adding a Little Complexity; The "Group Selection" Naming Muddle; Altruists or Good Neighbors?; Cooperation and Free Riders; 10 Conflicts, Culture, and Natural Selection. Cooperation, Competition, and GroupsWorking Out Our Conflicts: Moral Systems and Group Life; I'm Committed, Are You? The Deception and Manipulation Problems; Intertwining Cultural and Natural Selection; Logically Inept, Socially Adept: The Social Contexts of Intelligence; 11 Sex and Complex Coalitions; Coalitions, Resources, and Reproduction; Coalitions and the Ecology of Trust; Sex and Human Coalitions; 12 Politics and Reproductive Competition; Men, Women, and Politics Cross-Culturally; Women in Politics: When Did It Pay?; 13 Sex, Resources, and Early Warfare; Resources and Conflict.
Responsibility: Bobbi S. Low.

Abstract:

"Why are men, like other primate males, usually the aggressors and risk takers? Why do women typically have fewer sexual partners? In Why Sex Matters, Bobbi Low ranges from ancient Rome to modern America, from the Amazon to the Arctic, and from single-celled organisms to international politics, to show that these and many other questions about human behavior largely come down to evolution and sex. More precisely, as she shows in this uniquely comprehensive and accessible survey of behavioral and evolutionary ecology, they come down to the basic principle that all organisms evolved to maximize their reproductive success and seek resources to do so, but that sometimes cooperation and collaboration are the most effective ways to succeed. This newly revised edition has been thoroughly updated to include the latest research and reflect exciting changes in the field, including how our evolutionary past continues to affect our ecological present"--

Reviews

Editorial reviews

Publisher Synopsis

"Low marshals a compelling array of Darwinian arguments to bolster the importance of biological sex in everyday human interaction...The breadth of materials which Low musters to support her argument Read more...

 
User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/900011748> # Why sex matters : a darwinian look at human behavior
    a schema:CreativeWork, schema:MediaObject, schema:Book ;
    library:oclcnum "900011748" ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/nju> ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/793900627#Topic/science_life_sciences_evolution> ; # SCIENCE--Life Sciences--Evolution
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/793900627#Topic/psychology_movements_behaviorism> ; # PSYCHOLOGY--Movements--Behaviorism
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/793900627#Topic/social_science_anthropology_general> ; # SOCIAL SCIENCE--Anthropology--General
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/793900627#Topic/human_evolution> ; # Human evolution
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/793900627#Topic/science_life_sciences_ecology> ; # SCIENCE--Life Sciences--Ecology
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/793900627#Topic/sociobiology> ; # Sociobiology
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/793900627#Topic/sex_role> ; # Sex role
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/793900627#Topic/nature_and_nurture> ; # Nature and nurture
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/793900627#Topic/science_life_sciences_biology_general> ; # SCIENCE--Life Sciences--Biology--General
    schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/304.5/e23/> ;
    schema:bookEdition "Rev. edition." ;
    schema:bookFormat schema:EBook ;
    schema:creator <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/793900627#Person/low_bobbi_s> ; # Bobbi S. Low
    schema:datePublished "2015" ;
    schema:description "Cover Page; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Contents; Preface; 1 Introduction; Vampire Stories and Beyond; Explaining Behavior without Folklore; Kinds of "Why" Questions; Simple Rules, Complex Outcomes; Humans as Critters; 2 Racing the Red Queen: Selfish Genes and Their Strategies; Whose Genes Count, and Why? Kin Selection; Summing Up the Basics: Assumptions and Objections; Novel Evolutionary Environments: Can the Principles Still Hold?; More than Ants or Peacocks: Lifetimes, Culture, Ecology, and Variation; 3 The Ecology of Sex Differences; Sex and Strategies."@en ;
    schema:description ""Why are men, like other primate males, usually the aggressors and risk takers? Why do women typically have fewer sexual partners? In Why Sex Matters, Bobbi Low ranges from ancient Rome to modern America, from the Amazon to the Arctic, and from single-celled organisms to international politics, to show that these and many other questions about human behavior largely come down to evolution and sex. More precisely, as she shows in this uniquely comprehensive and accessible survey of behavioral and evolutionary ecology, they come down to the basic principle that all organisms evolved to maximize their reproductive success and seek resources to do so, but that sometimes cooperation and collaboration are the most effective ways to succeed. This newly revised edition has been thoroughly updated to include the latest research and reflect exciting changes in the field, including how our evolutionary past continues to affect our ecological present"--"@en ;
    schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/793900627> ;
    schema:genre "Electronic books"@en ;
    schema:inLanguage "en" ;
    schema:isSimilarTo <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/data/793900627#CreativeWork/> ;
    schema:name "Why sex matters : a darwinian look at human behavior"@en ;
    schema:productID "900011748" ;
    schema:url <http://swb.eblib.com/patron/FullRecord.aspx?p=1780455> ;
    schema:url <http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=842852> ;
    schema:url <http://public.eblib.com/choice/publicfullrecord.aspx?p=1780455> ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781400852352> ;
    wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/900011748> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/793900627#Person/low_bobbi_s> # Bobbi S. Low
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:familyName "Low" ;
    schema:givenName "Bobbi S." ;
    schema:name "Bobbi S. Low" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/793900627#Topic/nature_and_nurture> # Nature and nurture
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Nature and nurture"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/793900627#Topic/psychology_movements_behaviorism> # PSYCHOLOGY--Movements--Behaviorism
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "PSYCHOLOGY--Movements--Behaviorism"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/793900627#Topic/science_life_sciences_biology_general> # SCIENCE--Life Sciences--Biology--General
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "SCIENCE--Life Sciences--Biology--General"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/793900627#Topic/science_life_sciences_ecology> # SCIENCE--Life Sciences--Ecology
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "SCIENCE--Life Sciences--Ecology"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/793900627#Topic/science_life_sciences_evolution> # SCIENCE--Life Sciences--Evolution
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "SCIENCE--Life Sciences--Evolution"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/793900627#Topic/social_science_anthropology_general> # SOCIAL SCIENCE--Anthropology--General
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "SOCIAL SCIENCE--Anthropology--General"@en ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/entity/work/data/793900627#CreativeWork/>
    a schema:CreativeWork ;
    schema:isSimilarTo <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/900011748> ; # Why sex matters : a darwinian look at human behavior
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781400852352>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "1400852358" ;
    schema:isbn "9781400852352" ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.