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MEAN GENES From Sex to Money to Food: Taming Our Primal Instincts by  Jay  Terry & Phelan - First Edition - 2000 - from Ravenswood Books and Biblio.co.uk

MEAN GENES From Sex to Money to Food: Taming Our Primal Instincts

by Burnham, Terry & Phelan, Jay

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Perseus. Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 2000. First Edition. Hardcover. 0738202304 . Excellent condition, only very light wear overall. Jacket has a little light soiling. 263 pages. Interior clean and unmarked. Publishers Weekly: "Genes are credited or blamed these days for more and more human behaviors and predicaments, but gambling, courtesy and even greed? Phelan, a professor of economics at Harvard, and Burnham, a biology professor at UCLA, focus not on the mechanisms of particular genes but on the effects of more general evolutionary patterns. In this enormously entertaining sociobiological overview, they argue that humans are well adapted to the environment in which we originated, but since we are no longer hunter-gatherers, instincts that evolved under those conditions can lead to harmful excess in today's world...." (400noto) ; 8vo .




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