387 pages, B/w photos, figs, tabs
In this broad-based book, sexual competition in insects and arachnids are investigated, teasing out the variety of ways in which males and females pursue, persuade, manipulate, control and help one another. It provides a comprehensive account of the theory of sexual conflict for students or researchers.
'Possessing these two handsomely produced volumes is like possessing Aladdin's magic lamp ... You may take your pick - from parental care in cockroaches to sex among cannibals in jumping spiders ... it's an endless menu!' Raghavendra Gadagkar, Trends in Ecology and Evolution 'The book provides a wealth of natural history on a wide variety of invertebrate social taxa.' Jacobus J. Boomsma, Animal Behaviour 'This book provides a collection of admirable contributions to the study of invertebrate mating systems.' Ian C. W. Hardy, Animal Behaviour '... packed with information which will make it a valuable reference source'. The Times Higher Education Supplement '... fascinating book ... an excellent and absorbing read about an important area, and will be enjoyed by both professionals and students of animal behaviour.' Biologist
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