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The Evolution of Desire: Strategies of Human Mating
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Basic Books
Publication date June 25, 2003
Pages 288
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780465008025
ISBN-10 046500802X
Dimensions 1 by 5.50 by 8.25 in.
Weight 0.90 lbs.
Original list price $17.95
Summaries and Reviews description: Product Description:
With two new chapters by the author.If we all want love, why is there so much conflict in our most cherished relationships? To answer this question, says noted psychologist David Buss, we must look into our evolutionary past. Based on the most massive study of human mating ever undertaken, encompassing more than ten thousand people of all ages from thirty-seven cultures worldwide, The Evolution of Desire is the first book to present a unified theory of human mating behavior. Now in a revised and updated edition, Buss's classic presents the latest research in the field, including startling new discoveries about the evolutionary advantages of infidelity, orgasm, and physical attractiveness.

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from Basic Books (February 1, 1994)
9780465077502 | details & prices | List price $22.00
About: Using material culled from a study encompassing more than ten thousand people from thirty-seven cultures worldwide, this examination of mating behavior across cultures reveals the reasons for the differences between the sexes.
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4 reprint edition from Basic Books (December 27, 2016)
9780465097760 | details & prices | 368 pages | List price $17.99
About: The groundbreaking, provocative book that uses evolutionary psychology to explain human mating and the mysteries of love.
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Reprint edition from Basic Books (June 25, 2003)
9780465008025 | details & prices | 288 pages | 5.50 × 8.25 × 1.00 in. | 0.90 lbs | List price $17.95
About: With two new chapters by the author.
With Kevin Harrison | from Basic Books (January 26, 1995)
9780465021437 | details & prices | 5.50 × 8.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.45 lbs | List price $17.00
This edition also contains Speak to the World's Heart: Looking at the Role of Language and Cutural Skills in the Global Economic Network
About: How we choose—and lose—our mates has always been a source of fascination.

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