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The Red Queen: Sex and the Evolution of Human Nature

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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 ... Show synopsis

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  • The Red Queen: Sex and the Evolution of Human Nature (Penguin Books) – Trade paperback (1995)
    by Matt Ridley

    The Red Queen: Sex and the Evolution of Human Nature

    Trade paperback, Penguin Books
    1995
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    416 pages

    ISBN: 0140245480
    ISBN-13: 9780140245486

    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? That man is sexual may seem unremarkable, yet in fact not all plants and animals need to have sex to reproduce; simple cloning is practiced by many animals with much greater efficiency. To understand how life evolves, and what benefit sex provides for humans, we must think like the Red Queen in Lewis Carroll's Through the Looking-Glass, who had to keep running just to stay ... Show more

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