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Genome: The Autobiography of a Species in 23 Chapters

The Red Queen: Sex and the Evolution of Human Nature

The Origins of Virtue: Human Instincts and the Evolution of Cooperation

THE AGILE GENE: How Nature Turns on Nurture

ISBN 0-06-000679-X (paperback)

ISBN 0-06-054446-5 (audio cassette titled Nature Via Nurture)

ISBN 0-06-054447-3 (audio CD titled Nature Via Nurture)

Now that we finally understand genes, Matt Ridley urges us to put to rest the emotional 100-year-old war between nature and nurture.

“Bracingly intelligent, lucid, balanced—witty, too…. A scrupulous and charming look at our modern understanding of genes and experience.”

—Dr. Oliver Sacks

GENOME: The Autobiography of a Species in 23 Chapters

ISBN 0-06-093290-2 (paperback)

New York Times Bestseller and Editors’ Choice, New York Times Book Review

By picking one newly discovered gene from each of the 23 human chromosomes and telling its story, Matt Ridley recounts the history of our species and its ancestors from the dawn of life to the brink of future medicine.

"A fascinating tour of the human genome…. If you want to catch a glimpse of the biotech century that is now dawning, Genome is an excellent place to start."

Wall Street Journal

THE RED QUEEN: Sex and the Evolution of Human Nature

ISBN 0-06-055657-9 (paperback)

Matt Ridley answers dozens of the riddles of human nature and culture, and compels us to rethink everything from sexism to the endurance of romantic love.

“A terrific book: witty and lucid, and brimming with provocative conjectures.”

Wall Street Journal


Edited by Matt Ridley

ISBN 0-06-621162-X (hardcover) • ISBN 0-06-093650-9 (paperback)

The third in an annual series dedicated to collecting the best science writing from the most prominent thinkers on the most current topics.

“The entire spectrum of science is covered with literary acumen here.”


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