Sexual Strategies

How Females Choose Their Mates

by Mary Batten



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 5/15/2008

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 280
ISBN : 9780595510399

About the Book

"Sexual Strategies is a gem: a beautifully researched and concise introduction to animal mating systems and the clearest available account on the biology of female choice."-Sarah Blaffer Hrdy, PhD
Emeritus Professor of Anthropology, University of California, Davis
and author of Mother Nature: A History of Mothers, Infants, and Natural Selection

Sexual Strategies explores the complexities of the mating game from fruit flies to humans and explains why females are in charge. By determining which males mate and father offspring, females play a directive role in evolution. Fascinating examples reveal the biology underlying courtship, deception, love, and sexual conflict.

About the Author

Mary Batten is an award-winning science writer for print, film, and television. She has scripted more than 50 television films and was nominated for an Emmy for her work on the Children?s Television Workshop?s series 3-2-1 Contact. Her children?s books include Aliens from Earth and Anthropologist: Scientist of the People. Her magazine credits include Cosmopolitan and Modern Maturity.