The Red Queen: Sex and the Evolution of Human Nature by Matt RidleyThe Red Queen: Sex and the Evolution of Human Nature by Matt Ridley

The Red Queen: Sex and the Evolution of Human Nature

byMatt Ridley

Paperback | April 29, 2003

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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.

Matt Ridley is the author of several award-winning books, includingGenome,The Agile Gene, andThe Red Queen, which have sold more than 800,000 copies in twenty-seven languages worldwide. He lives in England.
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Title:The Red Queen: Sex and the Evolution of Human NatureFormat:PaperbackDimensions:416 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.94 inPublished:April 29, 2003Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0060556579

ISBN - 13:9780060556570

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“Matt Ridley’s book is a jargon-free excursion of intellectual discovery that will carry any reader along its tour of exciting, often delightful, stories structured to help us understand in everyday terms, and to remember, the revelations about genetic e (New York Times Book Review)