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Published: 23 August 2018

160 Pages | A number of black and white images


ISBN: 9780198778752

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Sexual Selection: A Very Short Introduction

Marlene Zuk and Leigh W. Simmons

Very Short Introductions

  • Discusses our current understanding of a major and often puzzling aspect of evolutionary biology
  • Introduces the astounding array of behaviours and decorative traits in the animal world used for competing for mates, and considers the evolutionary logic that underpins them
  • Looks at the history of the concept of sexual selection, from Darwin's original insights to our present understanding
  • Considers the thorny question of how, and even whether, sexual selection might apply to human beings
  • Part of the Very Short Introductions series - over nine million copies sold worldwide