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  • How the Female Body Drove 200 Million Years of Human Evolution
  • By: Cat Bohannon
  • Narrated by: Cat Bohannon
  • Length: 15 hrs and 54 mins
  • 5.0 out of 5 stars (7 ratings)

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By: Cat Bohannon
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Why do women live longer than men? Why do women have menopause? Why are women more likely to get Alzheimer's? Why do girls score better at every academic subject than boys until puberty, when suddenly their scores plummet? And does the female brain really exist?

In Eve, Cat Bohannon answers questions scientists should have been addressing for decades. With boundless curiosity and sharp wit, she covers the past 200 million years to explain the specific science behind the development of the female sex. Eve is not only a sweeping revision of human history, it's an urgent and necessary corrective for a world that has focused primarily on the male body for far too long. Bohannon's findings, including everything from the way C-sections in the industrialized world are rearranging women's pelvic shape to the surprising similarities between pus and breast milk, will completely change what you think you know about evolution and why Homo sapiens have become such a successful and dominant species, from tool use to city building to the development of language.

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A smart, funny, scientific deep-dive into the power of a woman's body, Eve surprises, educates, and emboldens. Who runs the world? Girls! (Bonnie Garmus, author of LESSONS IN CHEMISTRY)
Such a rare book: scholarly, funny, accessible and very important. A truly original history of humans that explains so much of who we are today (Chris van Tulleken, author of ULTRA-PROCESSED PEOPLE)
Utterly fascinating. This book should revolutionise our understanding of human life. It is set to become a classic (George Monbiot, author of REGENESIS)

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Fresh revealing perspective

As a man, Having read & listened to so many books on Our Evolution it was fantastic to hear this fresh perspective, freed from all the old outdated inaccurate male perspectives, evolution revealed the the most logical nuanced female gaze. So insightful
A must for everyone to understand what’s made us ourselves

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