The Resource Sex on earth : a celebration of animal reproduction, Jules Howard

Sex on earth : a celebration of animal reproduction, Jules Howard

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Sex on earth : a celebration of animal reproduction
Title
Sex on earth
Title remainder
a celebration of animal reproduction
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Jules Howard
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Language
eng
Summary
1,000 million years ago, a sexual revolution occurred on Earth. Sex happened for the first time; from this moment the world became ever more colourful and bizarre, ringing with elaborate songs and dances, epic battles, and rallying cries as the desires of males and females collided, generation after generation. All of your ancestors took part and succeeded an unbroken chain of sex right back to the dawn of complex life on Earth. Well done you. Well done everything. The world in which we live rings, bleeds, and howls with sex. It's everywhere. Right now warring hordes are locking horns, preening feathers, rampaging lustfully across the savanna, questioning the fidelity of the ones they love. Birds are singing, flowers bloom. A million females choose; a billion penises ejaculate (or snap off); a trillion sperm battle, block and tackle. Sex made planet Earth sexy. Written in a brilliantly engaging style by biologist Jules Howard, this fascinating and highly readable work covers the how and why of sex on Earth, in all its diversity. From sperm wars to cuckoldry, hermaphrodites and virgin births, spent males, racy harems, clitoral births, hips, breasts and birdsong, penis-percussion, and those riskiest and most elusive of all traits, monogamy and true love, all this and more is discussed in Sex on Earth, as Jules takes us on a voyage of discovery of the ins and outs of animal reproduction
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Title
Sex on Earth
Creator
Summary
Writing in a brilliantly engaging style, biologist Jules Howard leads readers on a guided tour of the how and why of sex on Earth, in all its diversity. From sperm wars to cuckoldry, hermaphrodites, virgin births, "exploding" penises, and mallards' "booby-trapped" vaginas, Sex on Earth explores and celebrates the wonders and peculiarities of animal reproduction
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10381413
Cataloging source
AU@
Dewey number
573.6
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QL761
LC item number
.H89 2014
Literary form
non fiction
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True
Target audience
adult
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a celebration of animal reproduction
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a celebration of animal reproduction
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Jules Howard
Sex on earth : a celebration of animal reproduction, Jules Howard
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Sex on earth : a celebration of animal reproduction, Jules Howard
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Includes index
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22 cm
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Extent
272 pages
Isbn
9781408193426
Media category
unmediated
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rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn870098149
  • (OCoLC)870098149

Library Locations

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