23 of 25 people found the following review helpful
Good summary of a fascinating topic,
By A Customer
This review is from: The Red Queen: Sex and the Evolution of Human Nature (Penguin Press Science) (Paperback)
This is "popular science" at its best. Ridley deals with an extremely complex topic in a manner which anyone with a reasonable level of common sense/logic can understand. At the same time the book is very well referenced and in no way lacking in scientific content or examples. It is at once shocking, exciting and educational, smoothly linking invertebrate parasitology to 20th century human society and convention - and covering a fair amount of ground on the way! I have persuaded all of my friends, (especially my girlfriend) to read it, and they have all found it as fascinating as I did.