Sex, Genes and Rock 'n' Roll: How Evolution Has Shaped the Modern World

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  • Paperback
  • 320 pages
  • Sex, Genes and Rock 'n' Roll: How Evolution Has Shaped the Modern World
  • Rob Brooks
  • English
  • 25 December 2017
  • 9781742231600

Sex, Genes and Rock 'n' Roll: How Evolution Has Shaped the Modern WorldWhy Are People Getting Fatter Why Do So Many Rock Stars End Up Dead At 27 Is There Any Hope Of Curbing Population Growth, Rampant Consumerism And The Environmental Devastation They Wreak Evolutionary Biologist Rob Brooks Argues That The Origins Of These Twenty First Century Problems Can Be Found Where The Ancient Forces Of Evolution Collide With Modern Culture And Economics In Sex, Genes And Rock N Roll Brooks Explores A Tasting Platter Of Topics, From The Frivolous To The Tragic Falling In Love, Making Music, Our Obsession With Rock N Roll, Sexual Conflict, Fertility, Obesity, Consumption, Ageing And Illustrating How Evolution Stands Alongside Economics, Anthropology, Psychology And Political Science In Shaping Our World.

10 thoughts on “Sex, Genes and Rock 'n' Roll: How Evolution Has Shaped the Modern World

  1. Ben Daek says:

    Wasn t a fan of the science he used.

  2. Malin Friess says:

    Rob Brooks professor of University of New South Wales believes that many issues facing our world obesity, overpopulation, even why we love Rock Stars can be better understood through the lens of evolutionary biology and the simple principals of natural selection A few ideas Brooks supports When the population moved from hunter gatherer to agriculture the availability of carbohydrates increased dramatically and so did Obesity and tooth decay dentists should be thankful According to the WHO for the first time the number of people who are dangerously obese has surpassed those that are malnourished Obseity has flipped In industrialized countries the poor are prone to obesity carbs fast food is cheap and the wealthy are healthier fruits vegetables lean meats are expensive According to Brooks we are still wired to eat as a matter of storage..as if in the future there may be a time where no readily available calories are available like our ancestors , of course for the majority of us this is no longer the case We eat and store and simply get fat.Brooks goes on to discuss different fertility patterns of various countries 50 countries including South Africa s president still practice polygamy , the cost of child rearing, and why many rock stars Cobain, Winehouse, Morrison die young This book is an interesting read But Brooks is unduely hard on...

  3. Jee Abuthnot says:

    Very interesting and a lot of fun to read Probably pitched at folks who haven t read a lot of evolution, but there is plenty in there for folks who read evolution and economics books like Dawkins, Jared Diamond or even Malcolm Gladwell.This book isn t really a single argument toward one major point It s a set of different topics about how evolution effects our lives There are chapters on obesity and the evolution of diet, why different countries have different obesity rates, population growth and the tragedy of the commons, love and marriage, different kinds of mating systems like South Africa s president who has four wives , the consequences of parents in India and CHina aborting their baby girls, and three chapterson music I thought the chapters on aging and why rocks stars often die young Ch 11 , and on sexual co...

  4. David says:

    Easy reading and nothing really new except for the idea of eating being limited by protein available for intake and the interactive quantitive relationship with carbohydrates But as the cover suggests is for popular consumption so not likely to have detailed information about how statistic...

  5. Danielle says:

    I found this book underwhelming I was hoping to have of the theories to be backed up with studies It appeared that most of the theories promoted in this book were created by following the logic of natural selection and finding facts that matched I expected to fins this book thought pro...

  6. Kathy says:

    Brooks does an excellent job explaining the concept of natural selection in the context of contemporary music culture and human sexual behavior A very accessible and humorous read this would be a great choice for a non majors general biology class

  7. Science For The People says:

    Featured on Skeptically Speaking show 175 on July 29, 2012, during an interview with author Rob Brooks.

  8. Andrea Hickman Walker says:

    An interesting, well written book about some of the things I find most fascinating Notably, human behaviour Highly recommended.