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Mean Genes: From Sex to Money to Food Taming Our Primal Instincts

 
 
 
 
Mean Genes: From Sex to Money to Food Taming Our Primal Instincts
Author: Terry Burnham - Jay Phelan
ISBN 13: 9780142000076
ISBN 10: 142000078
Edition: 1
Publisher: Penguin Books
Publication Date: 2001-09-01
Format: Paperback
Pages: 272
List Price: $15.00
 
 

Burnham, a visiting scholar at Harvard Business School, and Phelan, a biology professor at the University of California-Los Angeles, reveal that our struggles for self-improvement are battles against our own genes that helped our distant ancestors flourish but are selfish and out of place in the modern world. They examine issues such as body image, money, addiction, and the search for friendship and love, and use knowledge of the connections between genes and behavior to offer steps for improving the quality of our lives.