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The Red Queen: Sex and the Evolution of Human Nature
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Perennial
Publication date May 1, 2003
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780060556570
ISBN-10 0060556579
Dimensions 1 by 5.25 by 8.25 in.
Weight 0.65 lbs.
Original list price $15.99
Other format details sci/tech
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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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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780026033404
 
from Macmillan Pub Co (January 1, 1994)
9780026033404 | details & prices | 6.50 × 9.50 × 1.50 in. | 1.95 lbs | List price $25.00
About: A look at the implications of sex and human nature draws on cutting-edge research to detail the evolution of sex in plants and animals and to illustrate how it influences our intellect, our choice of mates, and our social structure
Paperback
Book cover for 9780060556570 Book cover for 9780140245486
 
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Reprint edition from Perennial (May 1, 2003)
9780060556570 | details & prices | 5.25 × 8.25 × 1.00 in. | 0.65 lbs | List price $15.99
About: 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.
Reprint edition from Penguin USA (June 1, 1995)
9780140245486 | details & prices | 5.50 × 8.25 × 1.25 in. | 0.75 lbs | List price $16.00
About: Two fascinating questions lie at the heart of The Red Queen: Why is Homo sapiens a sexual species, and what implications does this have for human nature?

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