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The First Sex: The Natural Talents of Women and How They Are Changing the World

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"Tomorrow belongs to women," notes celebrated anthropologist Helen Fisher. In her explosive new book, The First Sex, she illustrates this enticing assertion. Drawing on original research, Fisher reveals how women and their natural talents are changing the world, making them ideal leaders and successful shapers of business and society--today and on into the twenty-first century.

Looking back to prehistoric times, Fisher shows how the special structure of the female brain enables women to do "web thinking" or "synthesis thinking," as compared to men's more linear or "step" thinking. With lively anecdotes and fascinating stories, Fisher reveals how women's special talents--superior verbal abilities, people savvy, acute senses, healing techniques, and more--are geared to success in today's worlds of medicine, education, communications, law, philanthropy, and government. Changes in society--the growth of the communications economy and new trends in family--are also giving women an advantage: women's unique talents are especially needed in our modern age.

This eye-opening book will change the way you see yourself, your family, and the world around you, including every man and woman you meet.

Synopsis:

PROVOCATIVE . . . Fisher, an anthropologist, synthesizes the insights of her own discipline and those of psychology, sociology, ethnology and biology into good news for women.

--Publishers Weekly

Fisher's] science and her sociology make for a well-reasoned case that the people Simone de Beauvoir once defined as 'the second sex' are about to move to the head of the class.

--Amazon.com

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About the Author

Helen Fisher is an anthropologist at Rutgers University and the author of The Sex Contract: The Evolution of Human Behavior and Anatomy of Love: The Natural History of Monogamy, Adultery, and Divorce. For her books, articles, and radio appearances, Dr. Fisher received the American Anthropological Association's Distinguished Service Award in 1985.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780307766113
Subtitle:
The Natural Talents of Women and How They Are Changing the World
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Author:
Fisher, Helen
Author:
Helen E. Fisher
Author:
Helen Fisher
Author:
Fisher, Helen E.
Subject:
Social Science : Women's Studies - General
Subject:
Social Science : Gender Studies
Subject:
Social Science : Feminism & Feminist Theory
Subject:
General
Subject:
Women's Studies
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Psychology
Subject:
Leadership in women
Subject:
Sex differences
Subject:
Ability
Subject:
Women's Studies - General
Subject:
Women -- Psychology.
Subject:
Gender Studies-Womens Studies
Subject:
Psychology : General
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20000201
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
400

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Product details 400 pages Random House Publishing Group - English 9780307766113 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , PROVOCATIVE . . . Fisher, an anthropologist, synthesizes the insights of her own discipline and those of psychology, sociology, ethnology and biology into good news for women.

--Publishers Weekly

Fisher's] science and her sociology make for a well-reasoned case that the people Simone de Beauvoir once defined as 'the second sex' are about to move to the head of the class.

--Amazon.com

From the Trade Paperback edition.

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