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How Animals Have Sex: A Guide to the Reproductive Habits of Creatures Great and Small

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The story of evolution as youand#8217;ve never heard it before

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Whatand#8217;s the easiest way to tell species apart? Check their genitals. Researching private parts was long considered taboo, but scientists are now beginning to understand that the wild diversity of sex organs across species can tell us a lot about evolution.

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Menno Schilthuizen invites readers to join him as he uncovers the ways the shapes and functions of genitalia have been molded by complex Darwinian struggles: penises that have lost their spines but evolved appendages to displace sperm; female orgasms that select or reject semen from males, in turn subtly modifying the femalesand#8217; genital shape. We learn why spiders masturbate into miniature webs, discover she dungflies that store sperm from attractive males in their bellies, and see how, when it comes to outlandish appendages and bizarre behaviors, humans are downright boring.

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Natureand#8217;s Nether Regions joyfully demonstrates that the more we learn about the multiform private parts of animals, the more we understand our own unique place in the great diversity of life.

Synopsis:

A one-of-a-kind field guide to the funny and astonishing practices animals use to procreate, this volume demonstrates how animals have evolved to surmount hilarious natural obstacles and incredible odds in order to mate.

Synopsis:

Whether in the wild or in captivity, our furry, scaly, and feathered friends exhibit an incredible determination to mate. Find out which animals engage in dance competitions, cannibalism, and intercourse that lasts for six months. Discover why lady weevils have a really hard time of it. And why the female Mormon cricket isn't offended when her partner insists on weighing her first. Marvel at the transgender clownfish, and gaze with envy at the humble barnacle and its remarkable sexual-organ-to-body-length ratio. In the world of animal sex there are apparently few traits or behaviors nature has deemed too bizarre to evolve.

How Animals Have Sex is hilariously informative, filled with breathtaking facts and astonishing color photographs. It will, above all, show you why you should never, ever try to explain sex by making reference to“the birds and the bee” - unless you want your kids to grow up thinking that it's normal to get aroused by balloons or to have your genitals explode half way through getting busy. Yo‛ll never look at Mother Nature the same way again.

About the Author

DAVID STRORM is a pseudonym for a comedy writer. He used to dream of one day running his own zoo, but now that h‛s done the research for this book, h‛s not so sure.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781592401918
Author:
Strorm, David
Publisher:
Viking Adult
Author:
Defoe, Gideon
Author:
Schilthuizen, Menno
Subject:
General
Subject:
Animals
Subject:
Sexual behavior in animals
Subject:
Topic - Animals
Subject:
Topic - Adult
Subject:
Courtship in animals.
Subject:
Zoology
Edition Description:
Hardback
Series Volume:
What the Sex Lives o
Publication Date:
20140501
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
23 illustrations t/o
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
5.38x7.30x.32 in. .45 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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"Synopsis" by , A one-of-a-kind field guide to the funny and astonishing practices animals use to procreate, this volume demonstrates how animals have evolved to surmount hilarious natural obstacles and incredible odds in order to mate.
"Synopsis" by , Whether in the wild or in captivity, our furry, scaly, and feathered friends exhibit an incredible determination to mate. Find out which animals engage in dance competitions, cannibalism, and intercourse that lasts for six months. Discover why lady weevils have a really hard time of it. And why the female Mormon cricket isn't offended when her partner insists on weighing her first. Marvel at the transgender clownfish, and gaze with envy at the humble barnacle and its remarkable sexual-organ-to-body-length ratio. In the world of animal sex there are apparently few traits or behaviors nature has deemed too bizarre to evolve.

How Animals Have Sex is hilariously informative, filled with breathtaking facts and astonishing color photographs. It will, above all, show you why you should never, ever try to explain sex by making reference to“the birds and the bee” - unless you want your kids to grow up thinking that it's normal to get aroused by balloons or to have your genitals explode half way through getting busy. Yo‛ll never look at Mother Nature the same way again.

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