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A Natural History of Sex: The Ecology and Evolution of Mating Behavior

Popular ScienceOut of Print

Series: The Curious Naturalist

By: Adrian Forsyth

192 pages, B/w illus

Firefly Books

Paperback | Dec 2001 | #31310 | ISBN: 1552094812
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An engaging exploration of the diverse and bizarre sexual behaviour of plants and animals, including humans, by one of North America's most acclaimed natural science writers.


Sperm competition; penetrating solutions - transvestites, rapists and dwarfs; consuming passions; honest salesmen; new sneakers; role reversal; the ecology of abortion and infanticide; female versus female; milk and honey; what good is a bastard? orgasm and inertia; smelling; sex change; incest and outcast; islands of incest; virgin birth; why sex persists.

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