The Matine Game (Broché)

John Gribbin

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  • Paru le : 20/07/2001
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Why do women bother to have sons? Imagine a mutant female, one who, like many other organisms, can do without males and still have young. Her offspring will all be females who, like their mother, can reproduce without the help of males. The result: twice as many descendants and a growing pool of asexual women. But that is not what we see. So what are the evolutionary advantages of sexual reproduction? Acclaimed science writers John Gribbin and Jeremy Cherfas explain why we reproduce in the way that we do. Looking at everything from single-cell organisms to computer-dating agencies, they reveal how human sexual behaviour- like our attitudes to incest, promiscuity and homosexuality-is deeply rooted in our evolutionary past. Modern technology could soon make men redundant- if it wasn't for one tiny snag. It looks as if we're stuck with sex - and for the most surprising reason. This dazzling book explores its many astonishing oddities.
  • Date de parution : 20/07/2001
  • Editeur : Penguin Books
  • ISBN : 0-14-029475-9
  • EAN : 9780140294750
  • Présentation : Broché
  • Nb. de pages : 236 pages
  • Poids : 0.145 Kg
  • Dimensions : 11,1 cm × 18,0 cm × 1,3 cm

Biographie de John Gribbin

Dr John Gribbin trained as an astrophysicist at the University of Cambridge before becoming a full-time science writer. He has worked for the science journal Nature, and the magazine New Scientist and bas contributed articles on science topics to The Times, the Guardian and the Independent. He has also made several acclaimed science series for BBC Radio 4. John Gribbin has received awards for his writing in both Britain and the United States and is currently a Visiting Fellow in Astronomy at the University of Sussex. In 1999 he was elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. His many books include In Search of Schrüdinger's Cat, Stephen Hawking: A Life in Science (with Michael White) and In Search of SUSY. John Gribbin is also the author of several science fiction works including Innervisions. He is married with two sons and lives in East Sussex. Jeremy Cherfas is a biologist and writer with a Ph.D. in Animal Behaviour. He was Biology Editor of New Scientist magazine and is the author of The Hunting of the Whale, also published by Penguin, and many other books. He lives in Somerset.

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