The Week Magazine – Best Australian non-fiction

The blurb from The Week 30 December 2011
The Week magazine rated Sex, Genes & Rock ‘n’ Roll one of its two best non-fiction books of 2011. Here is what they had to say:

“This is a sublime piece of popular science,” said Bruce Elder in The Sydney Morning Herald. Professor Rob Brooks, an evolutionary biologist at the University of NSW, shows how evolution can explain key issues of the 21st Century. “The results are invariably illuminating and controversial.” And effortlessly entertaining, said Heather Catchpole in Cosmos magazine. Brooks’s tour of evolutionary biology is quite a ride, and he is refreshingly unapologetic in his support for science over religion.

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Rob Brooks

I am an evolutionary biologist who thinks about sex for a living. Things I have thought and written about include the evolution of mate choice, the costs of being attractive, the reason animals age and the links between sex, diet, obesity and death. Follow @Brooks_Rob on Twitter.

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