The Resource Female choices : sexual behavior of female primates, Meredith F. Small ; drawings by Andrea S. Perkins

Female choices : sexual behavior of female primates, Meredith F. Small ; drawings by Andrea S. Perkins

Label
Female choices : sexual behavior of female primates
Title
Female choices
Title remainder
sexual behavior of female primates
Statement of responsibility
Meredith F. Small ; drawings by Andrea S. Perkins
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The battle of the sexes can be explained at its deepest level, writes Meredith Small, as a war of different mating strategies. In her intriguing and provocative book about females and sex, Small concentrates on primates - the prosimians, monkeys, and apes, whose ancestry we share - to show how females have evolved to be highly sexual creatures. Using nonhuman female primates as a gauge, she describes the sexual and reproductive strategies of our nearest cousins to demonstrate that just as males are strategists in the reproductive game, females also search for good partners, enjoy sex, and keep their own reproductive interests in mind." "Female Choices opens with the evolution of sexual reproduction and of males and females as distinct forms. Small then introduces primates and gives a detailed history of the average female's life cycle. After devoting chapters to sexuality, reproduction, and sexual selection theory - the theory behind female mate choice - she discusses what female primates actually do. Drawing on her own firsthand observation of nonhuman primates, she shows that some are highly "promiscuous," others prefer several unfamiliar males, and some apparently make no choices at all. The behavior of the undiscriminating females often affects the evolution of relationships between the sexes and can influence the social structure of a species. In a final chapter on human behavior, Small maintains that the human pair-bond is a tenuous compromise made by the two sexes to bring up highly dependent infants. But, she writes, because both sexes also have a "natural" tendency to seek out other partners, that bond is always at risk." "Small insists that female choice is not necessarily sexual selection, but is nonetheless important to female fitness. Sure to provoke controversy, her book will add a new twist to an exciting field of research while offering significant clues as to the origins of our own sexuality."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Small, Meredith F
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QL737.P9
LC item number
S595 1993
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
QL737.P9S595
NAL item number
1993
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
QL 737.P9
NLM item number
S635f 1993
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Primates
  • Females
  • Sexual behavior in animals
  • Behavior, Animal
  • Primates
  • Sexual Behavior, Animal
  • Primates
  • Femelles
  • Comportement sexuel des animaux
  • Females
  • Primates
  • Sexual behavior in animals
  • Seksueel gedrag
  • Primaten
  • Vrouwen
  • Partnerkeuze
  • Primatas (biologia)
  • Comportamento instintivo animal
  • Primaten
  • Weibchen
  • Sexualverhalten
  • Frau
Label
Female choices : sexual behavior of female primates, Meredith F. Small ; drawings by Andrea S. Perkins
Link
https://archive.org/details/femalechoicessex0000smal
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [219]-240) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Biological Warfare -- 2. Primate Cousins: Looking into the Mirror -- 3. Enjoy Being a Primate Girl: The Life History of a Female Primate -- 4. Female Choice: The Theory of Mating -- 5. Females Just Wanna Have Fun: Patterns of Sexual Behavior in Female Primates -- 6. Female Choice and Primates -- 7. Human Female Sexuality and Mate Choice
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 245 pages
Isbn
9780801426544
Lccn
92056785
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)27188289
  • (OCoLC)ocm27188289
Label
Female choices : sexual behavior of female primates, Meredith F. Small ; drawings by Andrea S. Perkins
Link
https://archive.org/details/femalechoicessex0000smal
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [219]-240) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Biological Warfare -- 2. Primate Cousins: Looking into the Mirror -- 3. Enjoy Being a Primate Girl: The Life History of a Female Primate -- 4. Female Choice: The Theory of Mating -- 5. Females Just Wanna Have Fun: Patterns of Sexual Behavior in Female Primates -- 6. Female Choice and Primates -- 7. Human Female Sexuality and Mate Choice
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 245 pages
Isbn
9780801426544
Lccn
92056785
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)27188289
  • (OCoLC)ocm27188289

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