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 - Sex and the Evolution of Human Nature -

MATT RIDLEY


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Book Details
 Price
 2.00
 Pages
 369 p
 File Size 
 2,018 KB
 File Type
 PDF format
 ISBN
 0-06-055657-9
 Copyright©   
 1993 by Matt Ridley 

About the Author
MATT RIDLEY isthe author ofNature ViaNurture:Genes,Experience, andWhatMakesUsHuman;the critically acclaimednational bestsellerGenome:TheAutobiographyof a Species in 23Chapters;TheOrigins of Virtue:Human Instincts and the Evolution ofCooperation;and theNew YorkTimesNotable BookTheRedQueen:Sexand the EvolutionofHuman Nature.His books have been short-listedfor six literary awards, including the Los Angeles Times BookPrize. Formerly a scientist, journalist, and a national newspapercolumnist, he is a visiting professor at Cold Spring HarborLaboratory in New York and the chairman of the InternationalCentre for Life in Newcastle, England:

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ::: vii
Chapter 1:::HUMAN NATURE ::: I
Chapter2 :::THE•ENIGMA ::: 23
Chapter 3:::THE POWER OF PARASITES ::: 53
Chapter 4 :::GENETIC MUTINY AND GENDER ::: 89
Chapter 5:::THE PEACOCK'S TALE ::: 129
Chapter6 :::POLYGAMY AND THE NATURE OF MEN :::171
Chapter 7:::MONOGAMY AND THE NATURE OF WOMEN ::: 209
Chapter8 :::SEXING THE MIND ::: 245
Chapter9 :::THE USES OF BEAUTY ::: 277
Chapterto :::THE INTELLECTUAL CHESS GAME ::: 307
Epilogue :::THE SELF-DOMESTICATED APE ::: 345
Notes ::: 351
Bibliography ::: 369
Index ::: 395


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