Sex, Genes, and Rock ’n’ Roll: How Evolution Has Shaped the Modern World

by Rob Brooks

Lebanon (NH): University of New Hampshire Press, 2012. 322 pages.

Reviewer J. Michael Plavcan describesSex, Genes, and Rock ’n’ Roll as a popular book explaining how our understanding of evolutionary biology helps us understand human behavior,” adding, “The goal of the book is laudable, but in reviewing it, I am torn between my support for books that convey why understanding evolutionary biology matters to us, and my desire to have books about science actually reflect the complex tapestry of science, and not simply use selected scientific findings to weave an entertaining story. Bad science can do more damage than no science at all.”