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The Myth of Monogamy

Fidelity and Infidelity in Animals and People

By David P. Barash, Judith Eve Lipton

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Format: Paperback, 240 pages
Published In: United States, 01 May 2002
Applying new research to sex in the animal world, esteemed scientists David P. Barash and Judith Eve Lipton dispel the notion that monogamy comes naturally. In fact, as "The Myth of Monogamy" reveals, biologists have discovered that for nearly every species, cheating is the rule -- for both sexes. Reviewing findings from the same DNA fingerprinting science employed in the courtroom, Barash and Lipton take readers from chickadee nests to chimpanzee packs to explain why animals cheat. (Some prostitute themselves for food or protection, while others strive to couple with genetically superior or multiple mates.) "The Myth of Monogamy" then illuminates the implications of these dramatic new findings for humans, in our relationships, as parents, and more. "The Myth of Monogamy" at last brings scientific insight into this emotionally charged aspect of the ultimate dating and marriage quandary.

About the Author

David P. Barash, Ph.D., is a zoologist and is currently professor of psychology at the University of Washington in Seattle. He is the author of more than a dozen books, including Making Sense of Sex, co-authored by Judith Lipton. Judith Eve Lipton, M.D., a psychiatrist specializing in women's issues, is the recipient of many honors, including a fellowship in the American Psychiatric Association. Married since 1977, Barash and Lipton live in Redmond, Washington.

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Gripping from start to finish, solid in its science, and literary in its flair . . .--David M. Buss, Ph.D., professor of psychology, University of Texas A smart, intriguing, witty, non-sexist, provocative yet careful book about the realities . . . 'infidelity.'--Pepper Schwartz, Ph.D. "A highly readable, light-hearted survey of monogamy and its variations across the animal kingdom." --Nature"Gripping from start to finish, solid in its science, and literary in its flair . . ." --David M. Buss, Ph.D., professor of psychology, University of Texas"A smart, intriguing, witty, non-sexist, provocative yet careful book about the realities . . . 'infidelity.'" --Pepper Schwartz, Ph.D. A highly readable, light-hearted survey of monogamy and its variations across the animal kingdom. "Nature" Gripping from start to finish, solid in its science, and literary in its flair . . . David M. Buss, Ph.D., professor of psychology, University of Texas A smart, intriguing, witty, non-sexist, provocative yet careful book about the realities . . . 'infidelity.' Pepper Schwartz, Ph.D." "A highly readable, light-hearted survey of monogamy and its variations across the animal kingdom."--"Nature" "Gripping from start to finish, solid in its science, and literary in its flair . . ."--David M. Buss, Ph.D., professor of psychology, University of Texas "A smart, intriguing, witty, non-sexist, provocative yet careful book about the realities . . . 'infidelity.' "--Pepper Schwartz, Ph.D.

EAN: 9780805071368
ISBN: 0805071369
Publisher: Holt McDougal
Dimensions: 22.61 x 15.24 x 2.29 centimetres (0.27 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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