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Sexual Selections: What We Can and Can't Learn About Sex from Animals

Sexual Selections: What We Can and Can't Learn About Sex from Animals
Author: Marlene Zuk
ISBN 13: 9780520240759
ISBN 10: 520240758
Edition: New Ed
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication Date: 2003-08-01
Format: Paperback
Pages: 250
List Price: $29.95

"Zuk's analogies are better than anyone's—pithy, insightful, and funny. Who said feminists lack humor? Zuk made me laugh with deep pleasure more than once, as she reviewed the lessons of feminism for our understanding of non-human animals. Her main point—that studying the lives of non-humans should not be for the lessons they seem to provide for our political purposes, but for the pleasure of knowing nature on its own terms—will be compelling reading for all naturalists, feminists and not-feminists alike."—Patricia Adair Gowaty, editor of Feminism and Evolutionary Biology

"Marlene Zuk uniquely combines a great breadth of knowledge about the behavior of animals with an ability to challenge conventional wisdom. She also writes with a graceful style and a mischievous wit. The result is a bold, fresh and feminist book about how our sex lives evolved."—Matt Ridley, author of Genome

"This is an engaging and much needed book, which I hope will be widely read."—Sarah Blaffer Hrdy, author of Mother Nature: Maternal
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