Testosterone Rex

Myths of Sex, Science, and Society
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Audio (9 discs)
Product Number: DD27783
Released: Jan 10, 2017
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ISBN: #9781681684178
Narrator/s: Cat Gould
Publisher: HighBridge Company
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Many people believe that, at its core, biological sex is a fundamental, diverging force in our development. According to this familiar story, differences between the sexes are shaped by past evolutionary pressures-women are more cautious and parenting-focused, men seek status to attract more mates-re-created in each generation by sex hormones and male and female brains. This, in turn, is the basis of supposedly entrenched inequalities in our modern societies. But in this entertaining and rigorous exploration of the latest research, Cordelia Fine draws on evolutionary science, psychology, neuroscience, endocrinology, and philosophy to reveal a much more dynamic situation. Testosterone, for instance, is not the potent hormonal essence of masculinity, and received wisdoms about differences between the sexes, from toy preferences to financial risk taking, are turned on their heads. Moving beyond the old "nature" versus "nurture" debates, Testosterone Rex reinvigorates hope and determination for a more equal future.


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Testosterone Rex
Product Number: BX00104350
Product Number:DD27783
Product Number:Z100118893

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Author(s): Cordelia Fine
Narrator(s): Cat Gould
Product Number Z100118893
Released: Jan 24, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Highbridge Company
ISBN: #9781681684185

Professional reviews

"Narrator Cat Gould's rich voice and Australian accent add a level of interest to a fascinating audiobook. Testosterone is the driving force of masculinity, right? And biological sex is supposedly the foundational difference between men and women, creating the justification for the inequalities we see in today's society. Cordelia Fine examines those theories through evolutionary science, endocrinology, neuroscience, and more, making surprising discoveries about sex, gender, and the roles we play in the world. Gould especially excels at bringing out the humor in this otherwise highly scientific book. Fine's writing paired with Gould's voice makes a dense topic accessible and entertaining. A.G.M. © AudioFile 2017, Portland, Maine"

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