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1. Sex and Violence 1 2. The War of Nature 17 3. The Missing Link 39 4. We Band of Brothers 63 5. Terrorists 99 6. Women and War 119 7. Raids into Battles 147 8. War and the State 175 9. War and Technology 213 10. War and the Law 241 11. Evil 265 12. The Future of War 283 13. Women and Peace 303 14. Stone Age Behaviors in the Twenty-First Century 333 15. C ivilization at Its Best 365 To the Reader 385 References 389 Index 411 About the Authors 457

About the Author

Malcolm Potts, MB, BChir, PhD, FRCOG, is the Bixby Professor at the University of California, Berkeley. A graduate of Cambridge University and trained as an obstetrician and research biologist, his profession has taken him all over the world. Potts led a medical team into Bangladesh immediately after the War of Liberation in 1972, and he has worked in many other war-torn places including Vietnam and Cambodia, Afghanistan, Egypt, the Gaza Strip, Liberia, and Angola. His most recent books are Queen Victoria's Gene and Ever Since Adam and Eve: The Evolution of Human Sexuality. Thomas Hayden is a freelance journalist who writes frequently about science, medicine, and culture. Formerly a staff writer at Newsweek and US News & World Report, his articles and reviews have appeared in more than 20 publications, including National Geographic, Nature, and The Washington Post. He is coauthor of On Call in Hell: A Doctor's Iraq War Story, a 2007 national bestseller. He lives in San Francisco with his wife and fellow writer, Erika Check Hayden.

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"Will transform your outlook on war, peace, and what needs to be done to secure a safer world." --Sean B. Carroll, author, "Endless Forms Most Beautiful" and "The Making of the Fittest"
"Potts and Hayden make an important contribution as they explore our evolutionary origins and make suggestions as to how human society might reduce warfare in the future." --Jane Goodall, primatologist and environmental activist
"In this impressively comprehensive treatment, Potts and Hayden step as far back as possible from the human race to assess the root causes of social upheaval." --Randy Olson, author and director, "Flock of Dodos: The Evolution-Intelligent Design Circus"
"Worth reading, and arguing about." --"The Toronto Star"

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