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Why Can't a Woman Be More Like a Man by Lewis Wolpert
  

Why Can't a Woman Be More Like a Man

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Any reader feeling their feminist hackles rising on seeing this title will be glad to know that the opposite i.e. Why can’t a man be more like a woman is also considered by Lewis Wolpert. Looking at fresh research into gender and human biology and psychology, Lewis Wolpert tackles these questions and more.

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Why Can't a Woman Be More Like a Man by Lewis Wolpert

Why are there two sexes? How different are they and why? Why can't a woman be more like a man? Or should the question be: why can't a man be more like a woman? Controversy rages around sex and gender, but just what are the differences and how are they determined? Lewis Wolpert, distinguished scientist, broadcaster and author, has tackled depression, religion and old age from a developmental biologist's perspective. Now he enters the gender debate, starting with his argument that men are fundamentally modified females - if the genes present at fertilisation did not do their job properly, we would all be women - and journeying through MRI techniques, the nature of sexual attraction, 'neurosexism' and whether men are really better at maths. With fresh and persuasive research and with his customary intelligence and curiosity, Lewis Wolpert sets out to make his mark on this controversial topic - and makes some surprising discoveries along the way.

About the Author

Lewis Wolpert is a distinguished developmental biologist, and is Emeritus Professor of Biology as Applied to Medicine at University College, London. He is the author of, among others, The Unnatural Nature of Science and Malignant Sadness, which was described by Anthony Storr as 'the most objective short account of all the various approaches to depression'. His most recent book, You're Looking Very Well, was published in 2011.

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Publication date

18th September 2014

Author

Lewis Wolpert

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Publisher

Faber & Faber

Format

Hardback
224 pages

Categories

Popular Science
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Popular science
Human biology
Sexual behaviour

ISBN

9780571279258

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