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Inhaltsangabe: Exploring the origins of human sexuality, the author researches primates--prosimians, monkeys, and apes--and explains the battle of the sexes in terms of a war of different mating strategies.
Klappentext: The battle of the sexes can be explained at its deepest level, writes Meredith Small, as a war of different mating strategies. In her intriguing and provocative book about females and sex, Small concentrates on primates - the prosimians, monkeys, and apes, whose ancestry we share - to show how females have evolved to be highly sexual creatures. Using nonhuman female primates as a gauge, she describes the sexual and reproductive strategies of our nearest cousins to demonstrate that just as males are strategists in the reproductive game, females also search for good partners, enjoy sex, and keep their own reproductive interests in mind. Female Choices opens with the evolution of sexual reproduction and of males and females as distinct forms. Small then introduces primates and gives a detailed history of the average female's life cycle. After devoting chapters to sexuality, reproduction, and sexual selection theory - the theory behind female mate choice - she discusses what female primates actually do. Drawing on her own firsthand observation of nonhuman primates, she shows that some are highly "promiscuous", others prefer several unfamiliar males, and some apparently make no choices at all. The behavior of the undiscriminating females often affects the evolution of relationships between the sexes and can influence the social structure of a species. In a final chapter on human behavior, Small maintains that the human pair-bond is a tenuous compromise made by the two sexes to bring up highly dependent infants. But, she writes, because both sexes also have a "natural" tendency to seek out other partners, that bond is always at risk. Small insists that female choice is not necessarily sexualselection, but is nonetheless important to female fitness. Sure to provoke controversy, her book will add a new twist to an exciting field of research while offering significant clues as to the origins of our own sexuality.
Buchbeschreibung Cornell University Press, 1993. Buchzustand: Good. N/A. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP12953114
Buchbeschreibung Cornell University Press, 1993. Buchzustand: Good. N/A. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP23647500
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Buchbeschreibung Cornell Univ Pr. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Book has appearance of light use with no easily noticeable wear. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G0801426545I4N00
Buchbeschreibung Cornell University Press, 1993. Buchzustand: Good. N/A. Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP92858553
Buchbeschreibung Cornell Univ Pr, 1993. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Acceptable. Some wear to dust jacket. Library copy with standard marks and labels. Wrinkling and light staining to interior. Staining, chipping, and discoloration on page edges. Binding worn but intact, text clear. All proceeds from purchases from BooksKC go to benefit the Rehabilitation Institute of Kansas City, a nonprofit organization which provides job services, training, and employment to individuals with disabilities. Buchnummer des Verkäufers mon0000081411
Buchbeschreibung Cornell Univ Pr, 1993. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Used: Very Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers SONG0801426545
Buchbeschreibung Cornell Univ Pr, 1993. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good+. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good. First Edition; First Printing. 9.25 X 6.25 X 1 inches. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 368854
Buchbeschreibung Cornell University Press, Ithaca, NY, 1993. Hardcover. Buchzustand: VG+. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: VG+. Not ex-lib. Hardcover in green cloth, in illustrated green and yellow jacket, 8vo. xiii + 245pp. Index, references, color plates. VG+/VG+. Book has mild spine slant toward lower end and opens flat at pp.151-152, all with no effect on strong binding. Jacket has mild sunning to spine with no effect on titles; touches ofsurface loss at spine ends. Book and jacket are otherwise Fine: bright, sharp and unmarked. Jacket in Brodart. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 025924
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