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Hung like an Argentine duck : a journey back in time to the origins of sexual intimacy

Author: John A Long
Publisher: Sydney : HarperCollins Publishers Australia, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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John's broader coverage of the evolution of sexual intimacy in the animal kingdom demonstrates that the gap between human and animal behaviour is not as large as many of you might have thought.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John A Long
ISBN: 9780732292737 0732292735
OCLC Number: 736341634
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 volume
Contents: Foreword / Luis M. Chiappe --
Preface: Sex. death and evolution --
1. The machsmo of the Argentine duck --
2. The mother of all fossils --
3. The ptyctodontid [placoderm] kind of congress --
4. Announcing fossil sex to the Queen --
5. Palaeozoic paternity problems --
6. Finding the daddy fish --
7. Down and dirty in the Devonian [period] --
8. At the dawn of Archaic sex --
9. Sex and the single ostracod [seed shrimp] --
10. Sex on the beach --
11. Dinosaur sex and other earthshaking discoveries --
12. We ain't nothing but mammals --
13. Sperm wars: What fossils can't tell us --
14. From clasper to penis: We've come a long way, baby --
Epilogue: The greatest mystery of biology.
Responsibility: John Long.

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