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- ISBN: 9781250236067 hardcover
- ISBN: 1250236061 hardcover
- Physical Description: 338 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
- Edition: First edition.
- Publisher: New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2021.
- Copyright: ©2021
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- Baker & Taylor
"Harvard human evolutionary biologist Carole Hooven reveals the most cutting-edge research about testosterone to illuminate the real biology of masculinity and makes the case that understanding this science is critical for social progress"--
- Baker & Taylor
Drawing on cutting-edge research as well as real-life stories, a Harvard evolutionary biologist discusses testosterone, one of the most mythologized and misunderstood hormone, and reveals the far-reaching effects it has on our brains, bodies and behavior. 50,000 first printing. Illustrations.
- McMillan Palgrave
Through riveting personal stories and the latest research, Harvard evolutionary biologist Carole Hooven shows how testosterone drives the behavior of the sexes apart and how understanding the science behind this hormone is empowering for all.
Since antiquityâfrom the eunuchs in the royal courts of ancient China to the booming market for âelixirs of youthâ in nineteenth-century Europeâhumans have understood that typically masculine behavior depends on testicles, the main source of testosterone in males. Which sex has the highest rates of physical violence, hunger for status, and desire for a high number of sex partners? Just follow the testosterone.
Although we humans can study and reflect on our own behavior, we are also animals, the products of millions of years of evolution. Fascinating research on creatures from chimpanzees to spiny lizards shows how high testosterone helps males out-reproduce their competitors. And men are no exception.
While most people agree that sex differences in human behavior exist, they disagree about the reasons. But the science is clear: testosterone is a potent force in human society, driving the bodies and behavior of the sexes apart. But, as Hooven shows in T, it does so in concert with genes and culture to produce a vast variety of male and female behavior. And, crucially, the fact that many sex differences are grounded in biology provides no support for restrictive gender norms or patriarchal values. In understanding testosterone, we better understand ourselves and one anotherâand how we might build a fairer, safer society.