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Manthropology by Peter McAllister (Paperback, 2009)

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Manthropology: The Secret Science of Modern Male Inadequacy by Peter McAllister

Drawing from archaeology, anthropology and evolutionary psychology, the author confirms the awful truth: every man in history, back to the dawn of the species, did everything better, faster, stronger and smarter than any man today.

Highlights include a biomechanical analysis proving that a Neanderthal woman would have beaten Arnold Schwarzenegger in an arm-wrestle. Every modern claim to masculine fame is debunked, from terrorism (why wouldn't Osama bin Laden have made Captain in Genghis Khan's army?) to metrosexuality (why would David Beckham come last in a Fulani tribesmen's beauty pageant?).

Even the modern male's bragging rights about parenting are shown up as fraud: Congo Pygmy men carry their sons and daughters for 47 per cent of their waking day, and some Pygmy dads even develop lactating breasts to nurse them. Now that's commitment...


Format: Paperback | 304 pages

Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 2.5 | 442g

Publication Date: 01 Aug 2009

Publisher: Hachette Australia

Publication City/Country: Sydney, Australia

Language: English

Illustrations note: illustrations

Edition Number: 1

ISBN10: 0733623913

ISBN13: 9780733623912


Condition: Acceptable

A book with obvious wear. Has some damage to the cover, including a fair amount of creasing on the front cover, scratching and minor scuff marks, but integrity still intact. Minor damage to the pages, including minor scuff marks, but no rips or tears. No writing in margins, no underlining and highlighting of text, and no missing pages or anything that would compromise the legibility or understanding of the text. Still a clean, solid, and readable copy.