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Published: 28 November 2017

256 Pages | 22 black and white illustrations

7.7 x 5.1 inches

ISBN: 9780198724988

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The molecule behind power, sex, and the will to win

Joe Herbert

  • Describes the extraordinary insights from modern research into the workings of an ancient molecule that enabled us to survive and reproduce and shaped our history
  • Shows how testosterone forms males, changing the body, and what we know of its role in the male brain
  • Discusses the role of testosterone in sexuality, aggression, competition, and risk-taking, in war, and on the trading room floor
  • Considers efforts to manage the potency of testosterone in violent offenders and rapists
  • Includes updated material on the exciting and growing research into the role played by testosterone in women and in street gangs.