This website uses cookies for analytical and functional purposes.

Trustpilot
MENU
Need Help?
Compare Selected 0

The Red Queen: Sex and the Evolution of Human Nature [9780140167726]

(No reviews yet) Write a Review

Sex is as fascinating to scientists as it is to the rest of us. A vast pool of knowledge, therefore, has been gleaned from research into the nature of sex, from the contentious problem of why the wasteful reproductive process exists at all, to how individuals choose their mates and what traits they find attractive. This fascinating book explores those findings, and their implications for the sexual behavior of our own species. It uses the Red Queen from 'Alice in Wonderland' - who has to run at full speed to stay where she is - as a metaphor for a whole range of sexual behaviors. The book was shortlisted for the 1994 Rhone-Poulenc Prize for Science Books.

'Animals and plants evolved sex to fend off parasitic infection. Now look where it has got us. Men want BMWs, power and money in order to pair-bond with women who are blonde, youthful and narrow-waisted...a brilliant examination of the scientific debates on the hows and whys of sex and evolution' - Independent .


AUTHOR: MATT RIDLEY is a research fellow of the Institute of Economic Affairs and a Trustee of the International Centre for Life, living in Northumberland. His last book, The Red Queen, was short-listed for the Rhone-Poulenc Prize for science books and the Writers' Guild Award for non-fiction.
more
less
Free UK Delivery
rrp: £10.99
£8.71
(You save £2.28 )
Availability:
Delivery Usually In 5-10 Working Days
Add to Wish List
SKU:
9780140167726
ISBN13:
9780140167726
Availability:
Delivery Usually In 5-10 Working Days
Author:
Matt Ridley
Publisher:
Penguin Books Ltd
Publication:
06-Oct-1994
Format:
Paperback
Pages:
416
Weight:
287 Grams
Fair Helen cover photo

Fair Helen [9781782066736]

Shortlisted for the Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction 2014. 'One of the best historical novels of recent years, Greig dusts off the past and …

rrp: £9.99
£9.35
Not currently available.
The Door cover photo

The Door [9781844084951]

By the author of The Handmaid's Tale and Alias GraceTHE DOOR is Margaret Atwood's first book of poetry since the 1995 MORNING IN THE BURNED HOUSE. Its…

rrp: £9.99
£9.33
Add to Cart
Delivery Usually In 4-8 Working Days
The Republic of Motherhood cover photo

The Republic of Motherhood [9781784742676]

*'The Republic of Motherhood' shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best Single Poem* `I crossed the border into the Republic of Motherhood and found…

rrp: £5.00
£4.55
Not currently available.
Lonely Planet Tanzania cover photo

Lonely Planet Tanzania [9781786575623]

Lonely Planet: The world's number one travel guide publisher* Lonely Planet Tanzania is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what…

rrp: £16.99
£13.80
Add to Cart
Delivery Usually In 6-15 Working Days
The Reservoir Tapes cover photo

The Reservoir Tapes [9780008235659]

As broadcast on BBC radio 4: the fifteen `prequel' stories to Reservoir 13. `He leaves behind all other writers of his genera…

rrp: £9.99
£8.76
Add to Cart
Delivery Usually In 5-10 Working Days