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Author Fairbairn, Daphne J.

Title Odd couples : extraordinary differences between the sexes in the animal kingdom / Daphne J. Fairbairn.

Publication Info. Princeton : Princeton University Press, [2013]


Description viii, 300 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [247]-285) and index.
Contents The roots of sexual differences : why male and female animals differ -- Elephant seals : harems, hierarchies, and giant males -- Great bustards : gorgeous males and choosy females -- Shell-carrying cichlids : protective males and furtive females -- Yellow garden spiders : sedentary females and roving males -- Blanket octopuses : drifting females and dwarf males -- Giant seadevils : fearsome females and parasitic males -- Bone-eating worms : female tubeworms with harems of minuscule males -- Shell-burrowing barnacles : sac-like females with harems of phallic males -- The diversity of sexual differences : differences between males and females across the animal kingdom.
Subject Sexual dimorphism (Animals)
Sexual behavior in animals.
Sex differences.
ISBN 9780691141961 hardcover alkaline paper
0691141967 hardcover alkaline paper

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