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The Myth of Monogamy: Fidelity and Infidelity in Animals and People

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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.

Synopsis:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 193-222) and index.

Synopsis:

Applying new research to sex in the animal world, the authors dispel the notion that monogamy comes naturally. As "The Myth of Monogamy" reveals, biologists have discovered that for nearly every species, cheating is the rule--for both sexes.

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780805071368
Author:
Barash, David P.
Author:
Lipton, Judith Eve
Author:
Barash, David P.
Author:
Barash, David P., Ph.D.
Author:
David P. Barash, Ph.D.
Publisher:
Holt McDougal
Location:
New York
Subject:
Zoology
Subject:
Human Sexuality
Subject:
Genetics
Subject:
Adultery
Subject:
Sex customs
Subject:
Sexual behavior in animals
Subject:
Life Sciences - Genetics & Genomics
Subject:
Life Sciences - Zoology - General
Subject:
General Psychology & Psychiatry
Subject:
General Psychology & Psychiatry
Subject:
General
Subject:
Biology-Zoology
Subject:
Interpersonal Relations
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st Owl Books ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series Volume:
IG 13a
Publication Date:
20020531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
9.27 x 6.12 x 0.61 in

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