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A Natural History of Sex: The Ecology and Evolution of Mating Behavior (Curious Naturalist Series)

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Described by the author as a book about the weird diversity of sexual behavior, A Natural History of Sex explores how to look at life, how to analyze and speculate about why something is as it is and not otherwise. In a series of engaging essays, Forsyth considers a host of more specific questions, which run the gamut from the obscure and the bizarre to the familiar. Why do roosters crow and waggle their wattles? Why does it benefit the female human to remain inscrutable about her sexual cycle? Who instituted monogamy? Why would a male mite copulate with its mother? Why does the male bedbug drive its outlandish, formidable penis into the female's abdomen? Forsyth's highly observational mind ranges over the natural world, revealing the seemingly random patterns and consequences of animal sexual behavior. This classic reference is a must for anyone who has ever wondered just what it is that makes the world go round.

Synopsis:

Essays exploring reproductive and sexual behavior in the natural world - Forsyth considers a host questions, both obscure and familiar, that reveal the patterns and consequences of animal sexual behavior.

About the Author

An award-winning natural-science writer, Adrian Forsyth is a senior biodiversity scientist based at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C. He is also the author of The Nature of Birds, Portraits of the Rainforest, Mammals of North America: Temperate and Arctic Regions and How Monkeys Make Chocolate.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781552094815
Author:
Forsyth, Adrian
Publisher:
Firefly Books
Location:
Buffalo, N.Y.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Animals
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Sexuality
Subject:
Sex
Subject:
Sex (psychology)
Subject:
Sex (biology)
Subject:
Behavior evolution
Subject:
Sexual behavior in animals
Subject:
Sexualitâe
Subject:
Comportement sexuel chez les animaux
Subject:
Animals - General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references: p. 169-184.
Series:
Curious Naturalist Series
Series Volume:
no. 63
Publication Date:
March 2001
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
8.95x5.95x.49 in. .69 lbs.

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