The Red Queen: Sex and the Evolution of Human Nature By Matt Ridley
416 pages - PDF - 6 mb
Lewis Carroll's Red Queen from Alice in Wonderland, furiously running on the spot just to stay where she is, serves as the perfect metaphor for the evolutionary excess of human sexual intercourse.
Ridley unravels the hidden motives behind who and how we desire. 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 of sex, from the contentious problem of why the wasteful reproductive process exists at all, to how individuals choose their mates and what traits they find attractive.
This fascinating book explores those findings, and their implications for the sexual behaviour of our own species.
This famous book is considered a landmark in popular science writing.