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The Red Queen

Sex and the Evolution of Human Nature
Autor: Matt Ridley
Sprecher: Simon Prebble
Spieldauer: 12 Std. und 52 Min.
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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.

©1993 Matt Ridley (P)2011 HarperCollins Publishers

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A classic book about the evolution of the sexes.

I was happy when I discovered that the Red Queen was available as audiobook. I had already read it a couple of years ago, and I was kind of surprised how many ideas about the evolution of the sexes, I have taken from this book - more or less anything of interest that I have to say, comes from this book....