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Y: The Descent of Men

BMJ 2002; 325 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.325.7368.841 (Published 12 October 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:841
  1. Fred Kavalier, primary care geneticist.
  1. Guy's Hospital, London

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    Steve Jones

    Little, Brown, £14.99, pp 256

    ISBN 0 316 856150

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    Steve Jones, professor of genetics at University College London, has achieved minor cult status in the world of popular science. His reputation as an amusing and fluent TV boffin led me to expect Y: The Descent of Men to be a ripping good yarn. I was disappointed, because it turned out to be an incongruous mixture of pop science, serious science, and tabloid trivia.

    It is a 260 page, brightly illuminated cornucopian essay on men, biology, penises, genetics, masculinity, and many other related topics. …

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