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Red Queen : Sex and the Evolution of Human Nature

Red Queen : Sex and the Evolution of Human Nature - 93 edition

ISBN13: 978-0060556570

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ISBN13: 978-0060556570
ISBN10: 0060556579
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Edition/Copyright: 93
Publisher: Perennial Library
Published: 1993
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Red Queen : Sex and the Evolution of Human Nature - 93 edition

ISBN13: 978-0060556570

Matt Ridley

ISBN13: 978-0060556570
ISBN10: 0060556579
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 93
Publisher: Perennial Library

Published: 1993
International: No
Summary

Referring to Lewis Carroll's Red Queen from Through the Looking-Glass, a character who has to keep running to stay in the same place, Matt Ridley demonstrates why sex is humanity's best strategy for outwitting its constantly mutating internal predators. The Red Queen answers dozens of other riddles of human nature and culture -- including why men propose marriage, the method behind our maddening notions of beauty, and the disquieting fact that a woman is more likely to conceive a child by an adulterous lover than by her husband. Brilliantly written, The Red Queen offers an extraordinary new way of interpreting the human condition and how it has evolved.

Author Bio

Ridley, Matt : International Centre for Life / Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Matt Ridley's books have been shortlisted for six literary awards. He has been a scientist, a journalist, and a national newspaper columnist, and is currently chairman of the International Centre for Life, in Newcastle, England. He is also a visiting professor at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in New York.

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