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Sexual selection

Author: M B Andersson
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©1994.
Series: Princeton paperbacks; Monographs in behavior and ecology.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Bright colors, enlarged fins, feather plumes, song, horns, antlers, and tusks are often highly sex dimorphic. Why have males in many animals evolved more conspicuous ornaments, signals, and weapons than females? How can such traits evolve although they may reduce male survival? Such questions prompted Darwin's perhaps most scientifically controversial idea - the theory of sexual selection. It still challenges
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: M B Andersson
ISBN: 0691033447 9780691033440 0691000573 9780691000572
OCLC Number: 28891551
Awards: Short-listed for Choice's Outstanding Academic Books 1995 (United States)
Description: xx, 599 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Theory of sexual selection --
Genetic models of Fisherian self-reinforcing sexual selection --
Genetic models of indicator mechanisms --
Empirical methods --
Empirical studies of sexually selected traits: patterns --
Sexual selection in relation to mating system and parental roles --
Benefits of mate choice --
Species recognition, sexual selection, and speciation --
Constraints --
Sexual size dimorphism --
Weapons --
Coloration and other visual signals --
Acoustic signals --
Chemical signals --
Alternative mating tactics --
Sexual selection in plants.
Series Title: Princeton paperbacks; Monographs in behavior and ecology.
Responsibility: Malte Andersson.
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