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  • Published: 31 May 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446486412
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 432
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Human Instinct




How our primeval impulses shape our modern lives.

From caveman to modern man ...

Few people doubt that humans are descended from the apes; fewer still consider, let alone accept, the psychological implications. But in truth, man not only looks, moves and breathes like an ape, he also thinks like one.

Sexual drive, survival, competition, aggression - all of our impulses are driven by our human instincts. They explain why a happily married man will fantasize about the pretty, slim, young woman sitting across from him in the tube and why thousands of people spend their week entirely focused on whether their team will win their next crucial match.

But how well do our instincts equip us for the twenty-first century? Do they help or hinder us as we deal with large anonymous cities, stressful careers, relationships and the battle of the sexes? In this fascinating book, Robert Winston takes us on a journey deep into the human mind. Along the way he takes a very personal look at the relationship between science and religion and explores those very instincts that make us human.

  • Published: 31 May 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446486412
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 432
Categories:

About the author

Robert Winston

Lord Robert Winston is one of Britain's best-known scientists. As Emeritus Professor of Fertility Studies at Imperial College, London, and an active researcher in reproductive physiology, he has made advances in fertility medicine and is a leading voice in the debate on embryo research and genetic engineering. His television series, which include Your Life in Their Hands, Making Babies, The Human Body, Child of Our Time, Human Instinct, The Story of God andA Child Against All Odds, have made him a household name. He became a life peer in 1995, and is the founder of the charity Women for Women.

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Praise for Human Instinct

Wide-ranging and thoroughly entertaining

New Scientist

Devastaingly good...Every chapter bursts with clear logic, style, wit and imagination.

Brian May, Guitarist for Queen

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