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A Natural History of Rape: Biological Bases of Sexual Coercion

By: Andy Thornhill and Craig T Palmer

251 pages, no illustrations

MIT Press

Paperback | Jun 2001 | #119172 | ISBN: 0262700832
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Hardback | Dec 2000 | #106842 | ISBN: 0262201259
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Thornhill and Palmer controversially use evolutionary biology to explain the causes of rape and to recommend new approaches to its prevention. Includes a useful summary of evolutionary theory and a comparison of evolutionary biology vs. social science explanations of human behavior.

This is a courageous, intelligent, and eye-opening book with a noble goal - to understand and eliminate a loathsome crime. Armed with logic and copious data, Thornhill and Palmer will force many intellectuals to decide which they value more: established dogma and ideology, or the welfare of real women in the real world. - Steven Pinker, Professor of Psychology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and author of How the Mind Works and Words and Rules"

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Randy Thornhill is Regents' Professor and Professor of Biology at the University of New Mexico. Craig T. Palmer is Instructor of Anthropology at the University of Colorado.

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