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Female Control: Sexual Selection by Cryptic Female Choice


Series: Monographs in Behavior and Ecology

By: William G Eberhard

472 pages, B/w photos, figs, tabs

Princeton University Press

Paperback | Jul 1996 | #53267 | ISBN: 0691010846
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Hardback | Dec 1996 | #53269 | ISBN: 0691010854
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A growing body of evidence has begun to reveal the flaws in the traditional assumption of female passivity after copulation has begun. The author has compiled an impressive array of research on the ability of females to shape the outcome of mating. He describes studies of many different cryptic mechanisms by which a female can accept a male for copulation but nevertheless reject him as a father.

This book could change the way you think about females ... [It] is an easy, well-organized read... Female Control makes it clear that females surely must have partial or complete control over some aspects of reproduction... [It] is destined to be an influential book, and deserves to be a citation classic. American Zoologist


<table><TR><TD> <TD>Preface and Acknowledgments <TD>What Is Cryptic Female Choice? <TR><TD>2 <TD>Selection on Cryptic Female Choice <TR><TD>3 <TD>Principal Mechanisms of Cryptic Female Choice <TR><TD>4 <TD>Other Mechanisms of Cryptic Female Choice <TR><TD>5 <TD>Evidence That Cryptic Female Choice is Widespread, I: Copulatory Courtship and Related Phenomena <TR><TD>6 <TD>Evidence That Cryptic Female Choice Is Widespread, II: Effects of Male Sexual Products on Females <TR><TD>7 <TD>Evidence That Cryptic Female Choice Is Widespread, III: Male and Female Morphology <TR><TD>8 <TD>Related Topics <TR><TD>9 <TD>Evidence Ruling Out Cryptic Female Choice: Is It Common? <TR><TD>10 <TD>Summary and Conclusions <TR><TD> <TD>References <TR><TD> <TD>Subject Index <TR><TD> <TD>Taxonomic Index

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