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Wild sex : the science behind mating in the animal kingdom / Dr. Carin Bondar.

Bondar, Carin, author. (Author).
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  • ISBN: 9781681771663
  • ISBN: 1681771667
  • Physical Description: xv, 366 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First Pegasus Books hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Pegasus Books, [2016]

Content descriptions

General Note: "August 2016"--Verso of title page.
"First published by The Orion Publishing Group as The nature of sex, London, 2015"--Verso of title page.
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographic references (pages 303-366).
Formatted Contents Note: Section one: The meet. Call me maybe ; A little chemical help ; What's your sign? ; Plastic partners ; SuperTramps ; Monogamy. Really? ; Trinkets and tokens ; I'll have what she's having ; Nice guys finish last ; Fool me once ; Secrets and lies ; Sex or sick? -- Section two: The sex. Ejaculate! ; May the best sperm win ; The last laugh : cryptic female choice ; When a boy is a girl too ; Sex thy self ; The big O ; Bestiality ; Queer as fauna ; Sexual coercion ; Cannibalistic females and the males that love them ; Chastity belts ; Fifty shades of BDSM in the animal kingdom ; Give the penis a bone ; Girls with boy bits ; Transvestites ; STIs -- Section three: The aftermath. Plastic parents ; Go ask your dad ; Extreme lactation ; Set yourself up for success ; Take my kids. No really, TAKE THEM! ; You should not kill a child ; Child abuse ; Siblicide ; Clutch piracy ; Arrested development ; Tired old ladies and dirty old men ; Grandmamas -- Postscript -- Prefixes -- Glossary -- Bibliography -- Index TK [i.e. to come].
Summary, etc.: Bondar examines the sex lives of our animal cousins, which are fiendishly difficult, infinitely varied, and often violent. They involve razor sharp penises, murderous cannibals, and chemical warfare in an epic battle between the sexes. Like us, animals must first find the perfect partner. You think we have it tough? Try having to do it while being hunted down by predators, against a backdrop of unpredictable or life-threatening conditions. Then, sperm and egg must successfully meet. Can you imagine doing this when your partner is intent on killing you or when other disgruntled singles are determined to throw you off your game?
Subject: Courtship in animals.
Sexual behavior in animals.
Sexual selection in animals.
Animal behavior.

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