Sperm Wars: Infidelity, Sexual Conflict, and Other Bedroom Battles / Edition 10

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Overview


Published to acclaim and controversy a decade ago, Sperm Wars is a revolutionary thesis about sex that turned centuries-old biological assumptions on their head. Evolution has programmed men to conquer and monopolize women while women, without ever knowing they are doing it, seek the best genetic input on offer from potential sexual partners. In this book, best-selling author Robin Baker reveals these new facts of life: ten percent of children are not fathered by their "fathers;" less than one percent of a man's sperm is capable of fertilizing anything (the rest is there to fight off all other men's sperm); "smart" vaginal mucus encourages some sperm but blocks others; and a woman is far more likely to conceive through a casual fling than through sex with her regular partner. It's no wonder that Sperm Wars is a classic of popular science writing that will surprise, entertain, and even shock.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781560258483
  • Publisher: Basic Books
  • Publication date: 1/9/2006
  • Edition description: Tenth Anniversary Edition
  • Edition number: 10
  • Pages: 375
  • Sales rank: 203,363
  • Product dimensions: 5.16 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 1.07 (d)

Meet the Author


Robin Baker is a bestselling author in the field of sexual biology whose books include SPERM WARS (Basic, 1996), BABY WARS (Ecco, 1999), and SEX IN THE FUTURE (Arcade, 2000). From 1980-96 he was Reader in Zoology in the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Manchester, and he has over a hundred scientific papers and magazine articles to his name. His work and ideas on the evolution of human behavior have been featured in many television and radio programs around the world.
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  • Posted January 23, 2011

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    Entertaining and informative

    I read the book in a paperback edition. I found it funny and educational. Baker has summarized a lot of scientific research in a way that is accessible to non-scientists.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 27, 2010

    The facts of life...

    This is a very interesting look at why men and women, men and men, women and men (and just about every other couple one can imagine) act the way they do towards one another. Split into different types of relatationships the chapters contain different scenarios followed by interpretations as to why the characters involved act/react the way that they do. This is an insightful book. Also very accessible to people of science and those who are just interested in human (and some animal) behavior, or just looking for explanations as to why they themselves feel/act the way that they do. As relevant today as I am sure it was when it was first published in 1996.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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    To dylan

    A tall girl with long black hair and a robe on only lays alone on a bed.

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    Dylan to sexy girl

    I want nook sex

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  • Posted April 29, 2010

    Thrilling...Sexually Universal to men and women- Scientific Perspective on Biological Success

    The author writes a short story in each chapter relevant to the scientific analytical perspective and authorative lesson making science entertaining yet timeless to anyone of sexual age. It explains many interactions faced by generations of men and women reguardless of time era. Biological success, Explained sexual stimuli. YOU MUST GO INTO READING THIS BOOK BLIND FOLDED WITHOUT PERSONAL BIAS ON SEXUAL MORALS. BECAUSE MORALS DO NOT EXIST WHEN LEARNING ABOUT HUMAN SEXUALITY

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 4, 2006

    Thought Provoking

    If you want a book that will challenge you and make you think in ways that you never thought before, get this book. Its very interesting. I'm not sure exactly how useful it is practically but it will open and expand your mind.

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