The Red Queen

Sex and the Evolution of Human Nature
Author(s): Matt Ridley
Genre: Science
Original Publish Date: Feb 14, 2012
Product Number: EB00240172
Released: Mar 21, 2014
Business Term: 26 Circ
ISBN: #9780062200716
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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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 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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Author(s): Matt Ridley
Narrator(s): Simon Prebble
Genre: Science
Product Number Z100010295
Released: Jan 18, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: HarperAudio
ISBN: #9780062073075

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