Myth of Monogamy Fidelity and Infidelity in Animals and People

ISBN-10: 0805071369

ISBN-13: 9780805071368

Edition: 2002 (Revised)

Authors: David P. Barash, Judith Eve Lipton

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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.
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Book details

List price: $19.99
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Henry Holt & Company
Publication date: 5/1/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

David P. Barash holds a Ph.D. in zoology & is professor of psychology & zoology at the University of Washington. He has been especially active in the growth & development of sociobiology as a scientific discipline.

Judith Eve Lipton received her M.D. degree from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill & completed her residency in psychiatry at the University of Washington.

Monogamy for Beginners
Undermining the Myth: Males
Undermining the Myth: Females (Choosing Male Genes)
Undermining the Myth: Females (Other Considerations)
Why Does Monogamy Occur At All?
What Are Human Beings, Naturally?
So What?
Notes
Index
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