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The Red Queen - Sex and the Evolution of Human Nature

Matt Ridley

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Description:

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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Simon Prebble

Length:

12h 52m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

46:36


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

01:04:04


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

39:24


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

39:47


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

46:21


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

45:30


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

44:57


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

47:08


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

48:58


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

36:20


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

39:19


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

43:24


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

01:10:59


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

01:05:57


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

42:36


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

43:24


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:42