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The Red Queen: Sex and the Evolution of Human Nature - Matt Ridley
The Red Queen: Sex and the Evolution of Human Nature
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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... show more
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.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780060556570 (0060556579)
ASIN: 60556579
Publisher: HarperCollins
Pages no: 405
Edition language: English
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viim
viim rated it
Dry at the start, picks up at some points, but sometimes inaccessible.
Barrita
Barrita rated it
Ya había leído What makes us human y me había gustado mucho como una revisión de la genética y la psicología humana. Esperaba algo interesante de este libro, aunque con psicología evolucionista uno siempre sabe que tendrá algunos momentos de escepticismo al leer. Eso fué exactamente lo que obtuve.Lo...
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