Brown University


The Evolution of Beauty: How Darwin's Forgotten Theory of Mate Choice Shapes the Animal World--and Us

by Richard O. Prum
Doubleday, May 2017   ISBN: 978-038553721-6
Price: $30.00

“A fascinating account of beauty and mate choice in birds and other animals.  You’ll be amazed by the weird things that birds do to win mates—such as male manakins, which bounce up and down in coordinated displays but only one gets to mate.  You’ll also discover why both men and women have armpit hair, why men lack the penis bone widespread in other mammals, and what really happened in the Garden of Eden.”—Jared Diamond, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Guns, Germs, and Steel

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