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- Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (143 customer reviews)
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I've only read about one third of this book, but I can say unequivocally that I am very satisfied with its argument and structure.
With this offering the author gives us very logical insights into human nature, sexual selection, and the origins of our reproductive process via evolution.
Finally, this book is a great introduction into evolutionary pyschology, a new field that is improving by leaps and bounds every year.
This book was recommended by my AP Bio teacher (I'm a highschool student) and since his copy was always checked out, I just bought one for myself. Read morePublished 11 days ago by Jack693
The first part of the book was based upon science, worth reading. Once into human nature there was little science and a lot of opinion.Published 1 month ago by Susan Whitfield
This book discusses all things with evolution and gender - why two of them exist, and what and why there are differences between them. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Lisa
I read this book after my sister, who is in the STEM fields, told me about the topic and said she'd like it. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Mia B.
The author is rather dismissive of alternative points of view, but has managed to compile a myriad of different studies, papers and research to create a thought provoking thesis. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Ryan S.
Matt Ridley is a layperson's science writer. While the book has its complex moments -- evolution is complex -- the book is fascinating and full of amazing facts about human and... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Caro
In a nutshell here's why I didn't give it the full five stars:
1) Didn't seem to cover much new ground past what I had read in the selfish gene by Sir Richard Dawkins. Read more
This is the 3rd book I have read by Matt Ridley. The others were "Genome" and "Agile Gene". Matt Ridley is a fabulous writer, intelligent and very knowledgeable in the evolutionary... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Igor Faynshteyn
Although it starts dry and technical later on the extensively researched Red Queen is witty, clearly written and full of sound arguments and counter arguments. Read morePublished 5 months ago by M. Najem