Sex Roles (2011) 64:751–753 DOI 10.1007/s11199-011-9944-1 BOOK REVIEW Male, Female: The Evolution of Human Sex Differences, Second Edition. By David C. Geary, Washington, DC, American Psychological Association, 2009. 555 pp. $69.95, (hardcover). ISBN-10: 1-4338-0682-7 Rebecca J. Hannagan Published online: 8 February 2011 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011 In David Geary’s Second Edition of Male, Female: The thinking in terms of function when we observe human Evolution of Human Sex Differences, he sets forth a two- behavior. fold agenda. First, as in the first edition, he builds upon Although the first eight chapters are largely a review of what started with Charles Darwin’stheoryofsexual evolutionist thinking and research, for the scholar of selection (Darwin 1871), was extended by sociobiology evolution and gender differences they are not merely a (Wilson 2000) and evolutionary psychology (e.g., Tooby review as they provide the foundation for his model that he and DeVore 1987; Daly and Wilson 1988; Sober and most clearly articulates in Chapter 9 and expands upon in Wilson 1998), and further expanded by recent ground- the remaining chapters. For the non-academic audience, the breaking research in evolutionary biology and brain first eight chapters draw a very nice picture of the sciences (e.g., Singer
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