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Battle of the Sexes: The Natural History of Sex
Battle of the Sexes: The Natural History of Sex
Our Price: $30.00
Year: 1999
Pages: 224
Binding Hardcover
ISBN 1575001527

Product Code: 756766419

John Sparks. This book accompanies the Discovery Channel TV series. Considers many aspects of sex in the natural world, from courtship, copulation, & conception to family life & the issue of who is going to look after the baby. Bizarre & dramatic behavior, both in courtship displays & in the intricate mechanisms of fertilization, are described in detail & illustrated with spectacular color photos. Parenting, from lone mothers to babysitting fathers, & the relationship between the genders in gregarious animal groups & among social insects are also discussed. Finally the book considers one of the great unanswered questions of biology: why should there be such a wasteful, stressful, & sometimes lethal activity as sex in the first place?

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