Women after all : sex, evolution, and the end of male supremacy / Melvin Konner, M.D.

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About this work


"Konner traces the arc of evolution to explain the relationships between women and men, ... [exploring] the knotty question of whether men are necessary in the biological destiny of the human race. He draws on multiple, colorful examples from the natural world--such as the mating habits of the octopus, black widow, angler fish, and jacana--and argues that maleness in humans is hardly necessary to the survival of the species"--Dust jacket flap.


New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2015]

Physical description

404 pages ; 25 cm


First edition.


"Stronger than all besides" -- Diverge, say the cells -- Hidden in darkness -- Picky females, easy males -- Primate possibilities -- Equal origins? -- Cultivating dominance -- Samson's haircut, Achilles' heel -- The trouble with men -- Developing daughters -- Billions rising -- #YesAllWomen.

Bibliographic information

Includes bibliographical references and index.


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    History of Medicine
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