Odd Couples

Odd Couples

Extraordinary Differences Between the Sexes in the Animal Kingdom

eBook - 2013
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While we joke that men are from Mars and women are from Venus, our gender differences can't compare to those of other animals. For instance: the male garden spider spontaneously dies after mating with a female more than fifty times his size. Female cichlids must guard their eggs and larvae--even from the hungry appetites of their own partners. And male blanket octopuses employ a copulatory arm longer than their own bodies to mate with females that outweigh them by four orders of magnitude. Why do these gender gulfs exist? Introducing readers to important discoveries in animal behavior and e.
Publisher: Princeton, New Jersey :, Princeton University Press,, 2013
ISBN: 9781400847600
1400847605
9781299474840
1299474845
9780691141961
0691141967
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 volume)

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