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The War of the Sexes:
How Conflict and Cooperation Have Shaped Men and Women from Prehistory to the Present
Paul Seabright

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"The War of the Sexes is a delight to read. Paul Seabright launches a charm offensive on those who would prefer not to think that gender differences have any biological basis, and an intellectual offensive on those who think that these differences are large and intractable."--Terri Apter, author of Working Women Don't Have Wives

"From the mating habits of praying mantises to the battlefield of corporate boardrooms, Paul Seabright takes us on a fantastic journey across time and disciplines to uncover why--and how--men and women have learned to work together, and what forces still keep them apart in modern society."--Linda Babcock, coauthor of Women Don't Ask: The High Cost of Avoiding Negotiation--and Positive Strategies for Change

"Come on a journey from the Pleistocene to the present--a fascinating trip that uses the economic causes and consequences of our reproductive choices to explain relations between men and women through the ages. I recommend this book to anyone interested in the battle of the sexes (which is certainly everyone I know!----it's a great read."--Anne C. Case, Princeton University

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