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How Animals Have Sex

Popular Science Out of Print
By: Gideon Defoe
160 pages, colour photos
Publisher: Orion
How Animals Have Sex
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  • How Animals Have Sex ISBN: 9780297851127 Hardback Dec 2005 Out of Print #154616
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Lesbian lizards; intercourse that lasts for six months; mind-control sperm; dance competitions and cannibalism. In the world of animal sex there is apparently nothing nature has deemed too stupid to evolve.

Discover why lady weevils have a really hard time of it. Or why the female Mormon cricket isn't offended when her partner insists on weighing her first. Marvel at a turkey virgin birth, and gaze with envy at the humble barnacle and its remarkable sexual-organ-to-body-length ratio.

How Animals Have Sex is hilarious, informative and astonishing. Filled with breathtaking facts and remarkable colour photographs, it will, above all, tell you why you should never ever try to explain sex by making reference to the birds and the bees: unless you want kids to grow up thinking that it's okay to have a fake penis or to have your genitals explode half way through getting busy.

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Gideon Defoe is rumoured to be directly related to Daniel Defoe. He was born in 1976 and wrote his first book about pirates to impress a girl. He lives in London.
Popular Science Out of Print
By: Gideon Defoe
160 pages, colour photos
Publisher: Orion
Media reviews
'Some eye-popping photos combine with Defoe's amusing text to higlight some of Mother Nature's crueller jokes. With facts that will keep you in dinner party conversation for many months, it's ...a laugh-out-loud read, which proves your sex life could always be worse!' FQ MAGAZINE (December 2005) 'Gideon Defoe's satirical picture book mixes laughs with plenty of did-you-know facts about lesbian lizards and detachable penises.' WHAT'S ON IN LONDON (8.12.05) 'It's a small book, and the style is quite jokey, but every one of the anecdotes contained therein is capable of bringing dinner party conversation to a complete standstill.' -- Luis Villazon BBC FOCUS MAGAZINE (January 2006)
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