Adam's Curse

Adam's Curse

A Future Without Men

Book - 2004
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"Adam's Curse investigates the ultimate evolutionary crisis: a man-free future. How is it possible that the Y chromosome, which separated the sexes and allowed humans to rise to the apex of the animal kingdom, also threatens to destroy sexual reproduction altogether? Bryan Sykes confronts recent advances in evolutionary theory to find the answers to the questions that inexorably follow: Is there a genetic cause for men's greed, aggression, and promiscuity? Could a male homosexual gene possibly exist? A must read for anyone interested in popular science, family genealogy, and today's infertility crisis, Adam's Curse provokes a shocking debate on the nature of sexual reproduction" -- publisher website (July 2007).
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, c2004.
Edition: 1st American ed.
ISBN: 9780393058963
Branch Call Number: 599.936 Syk
Characteristics: x, 318 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.


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Jan 10, 2012

Sykes does a great job making the details of genetic research interesting. His concern for the dubious future of the Y chromosome is touching. Towards the end he got into some rather airy-fairy stuff about Gaia, but otherwise I ate the book up! I'm looking forward to reading his other works.


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