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Sexual selections : what we can and can't learn about sex from animals

Author: M Zuk
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Scientific discoveries about the animal kingdom fuel ideological battles on many fronts, especially battles about sex and gender. This book exposes the anthropomorphism and gender politics that have  Read more...

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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: M Zuk
ISBN: 0520219740 9780520219748 0520240758 9780520240759
OCLC Number: 48003144
Description: xi, 239 p. ; 25 cm.
Contents: 1. Sex and the death of a loon --
2. Substitute stereotypes --
3. Selfless motherhood and other unnatural acts --
4. DNA and the meaning of marriage --
5. The care and management of sperm --
6. Sex and the scala naturae (or, worms in the gutter) --
7. Bonobos --
8. The alpha chicken --
9. Soccer, adaptation, and orgasms --
10. Scared or cellular? --
11. That's not sex, they're just glad to see each other --
12. Can voles do math?
Responsibility: Marlene Zuk.
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"Zuk takes the reader on a tour, and her message is an eloquent and important warning: because gender biases have shaped the way researchers have studied animal behaviour, and because we also look to Read more...

 
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