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Sexual selection : a very short introduction

Author: Marlene Zuk; Leigh W Simmons
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2018.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Sexual selection, Darwin's other big idea, is the selection for particular traits and behaviours that results from (usually) female choice and male competition. It can produce flamboyant features, such as the peacock's tail, which would seem to be detrimental to survival. This work explores our understanding of how sexual selection works." --Publisher description.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marlene Zuk; Leigh W Simmons
ISBN: 9780198778752 0198778759
OCLC Number: 1082448222
Description: 141 p. : ill.
Contents: Darwin's other big idea --
Mating systems, or who goes with whom, and for how long --
Choosing from the field of competitors --
Sex roles and stereotypes --
Sexual selection after mating --
Sexual conflict --
How sex makes species survive --
Conclusions, and where to from here.
Responsibility: Marlene Zuk and Leigh W. Simmons.

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An excellent, fascinating introduction to the recent discoveries that have revolutionized our understanding of competition over mates, mate choice and differences between the sexes. Darwin would have Read more...

 
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