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Sexual Selection: Mate Choice and Courtship in Nature

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Series: Scientific American Library

Edited By: James L Gould and Carol Grant Gould

277 pages, Col photos & illus

Scientific American Library

Paperback | Feb 1997 | #62149 | ISBN: 0716760185
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Hardback | Nov 1989 | #6470 | ISBN: 0716750538
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About this book

Surveys the many mating systems and strategies practised by species ranging from microorganisms through insects to birds and mammals, and the role of sexual selection in evolution.
`A beautifully conceived, researched, written and produced book', Times Higher Education.


The paradox of sex; what is sex?; why sex?; the discovery of sexual selection; nonsocial species; territory and hierarchies; female choice; stratagems and deceit; human mate selection; selected readings.

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