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    DescriptionMale reproductive fragility has been the subject of much highly publicized recent research. Is it possible, asked the New York Times, that men face extinction? Bryan Sykes examines the validity of these shocking reports, focusing on the defining characteristic of men: the Y chromosome in their DNA. Guiding his readers through chapters like "The Blood of Vikings" and "Ribbons of Life," Sykes masterfully blends natural history with scientific fact, elucidating the biology of sexual reproduction, modern genetics, and evolutionary biology. He reveals that, while the Y chromosome makes man's existence possible, it also carries within it the seeds of his destruction. Timely and fascinating, this major work covers a wealth of controversial topics, including whether there is a genetic cause for male greed, aggression, and promiscuity; the possible existence of a male homosexual gene; and what, if anything, can be done to save men from a slow, but certain, extinction.


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    Title
    Adam's Curse
    Subtitle
    A Future without Men
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Bryan Sykes
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 168 mm
    Height: 243 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 622 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780393058963
    ISBN 10: 0393058964
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.0
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SCI
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: PSX
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Subject Code: SE
    Libri: I-SE
    B&T Merchandise Category: SCI
    B&T General Subject: 710
    Ingram Theme: SEXL/MASC
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 52
    BISAC V2.8: SCI029000
    LC subject heading: ,
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 16720
    B&T Approval Code: A33143000, A60502200
    BISAC V2.8: SCI036000, SOC002020, SCI027000
    DC22: 599.936
    DC21: 599.93
    LC subject heading: , ,
    DC22: 599.93/6
    LC classification: QH600.5 .S98 2004
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: JHM, PSAK, PSX, MFC, MFG, PSAJ
    Edition statement
    American.
    Publisher
    WW Norton & Co
    Imprint name
    WW Norton & Co
    Publication date
    17 April 2004
    Publication City/Country
    New York