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The Red Queen: Sex and the Evolution of Human Nature Reprint Edition
Contributor(s): Ridley, Matt
ISBN: 0060556579     ISBN-13: 9780060556570
Publisher: Perennial
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Product Type: Paperback - Other Formats
Published: May 2003
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Annotation: Citing the Red Queen from "Through the Looking Glass, " who has to keep running to stay in the same place, Ridley demonstrates why sex is humanity's best strategy for outwitting its constantly mutating internal predators, and answers dozens of other riddles of human nature and culture.
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Human evolution.
Social evolution.
Sex.
BISAC Categories:
- Science | Life Sciences
- Science | Life Sciences
Dewey: 599.93/8
LCCN: 2003043356
Academic/Grade Level: General Adult
Book type: Non-Fiction
Physical Information: 8.25" H x 5.25" W x 1.00" (0.65 lbs)
 
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Publisher Description:
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.