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The Red Queen

Sex and the Evolution of Human Nature

The Red Queen by Matt Ridley
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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.

HarperCollins; February 2012
416 pages; ISBN 9780062200716
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Title: The Red Queen
Author: Matt Ridley
 
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9780062200716