Synopses & Reviews
Sexual Strategies is a gem: a beautifully researched and concise introduction to animal mating systems and the clearest available account on the biology of female choice.-Sarah Blaffer Hrdy, PhD
Emeritus Professor of Anthropology, University of California, Davis
and author of Mother Nature: A History of Mothers, Infants, and Natural SelectionSexual Strategies explores the complexities of the mating game from fruit flies to humans and explains why females are in charge. By determining which males mate and father offspring, females play a directive role in evolution. Fascinating examples reveal the biology underlying courtship, deception, love, and sexual conflict.
A provocative exploration of male/female behavior in the animal kingdom and its powerful implications for human relationships. By understanding how females throughout the animal kingdom choose their mates, we see our own complex species with greater clarity and gain greater understanding of human behavior.