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The Evolution of Desire: Strategies of Human Mating
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Basic Books
Publication date December 27, 2016
Pages 368
Binding Paperback
Edition 4 reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780465097760
ISBN-10 0465097766
Dimensions 0 by 5.50 by 8.25 in.
Original list price $17.99
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description:
If we all want love, why is there so much conflict in our most cherished relationships? To answer this question we must look into our evolutionary past, argues prominent psychologist David M. Buss. Based one of the largest studies of human mating ever undertaken, encompassing more than 10,000 people of all ages from thirty-seven cultures worldwide, The Evolution of Desire is the first work to present a unified theory of human mating behavior. Drawing on a wide range of examples of mating behavior—from lovebugs to elephant seals, from the Yanomamö tribe of Venezuela to online dating apps—Buss reveals what women want, what men want, and why their desires radically differ. Love has a central place in human sexual psychology, but conflict, competition, and manipulation also pervade human mating—something we must confront in order to control our own mating destiny.

Fully revised and updated to reflect the very latest scientific research on human mating, this classic work of evolutionary psychology explains the powerful forces that shape our most intimate desires.


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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780465077502
 
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.
Paperback
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The price comparison is for this edition
4 reprint edition from Basic Books (December 27, 2016)
9780465097760 | details & prices | 368 pages | List price $17.99
About: If we all want love, why is there so much conflict in our most cherished relationships?
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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