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The Resource Odd couples : extraordinary differences between the sexes in the animal kingdom, Daphne J. Fairbairn

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

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Odd couples : extraordinary differences between the sexes in the animal kingdom
Title
Odd couples
Title remainder
extraordinary differences between the sexes in the animal kingdom
Statement of responsibility
Daphne J. Fairbairn
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Introducing readers to important discoveries in animal behavior and evolution, Odd Couples explores some of the most extraordinary sexual differences in the animal world. From the fields of Spain to the deep oceans, evolutionary biologist Daphne Fairbairn uncovers the unique and bizarre characteristics--in size, behavior, ecology, and life history--that exist in these remarkable species and the special strategies they use to maximize reproductive success."--
Assigning source
Book jacket flap
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fairbairn, Daphne J
Dewey number
591.4/6
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
QP81.5
LC item number
.F35 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sexual dimorphism (Animals)
  • Sexual behavior in animals
  • Sex differences
Label
Odd couples : extraordinary differences between the sexes in the animal kingdom, Daphne J. Fairbairn
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [247]-285) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn820118780
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 300 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9780691141961
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012046578
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)820118780
Label
Odd couples : extraordinary differences between the sexes in the animal kingdom, Daphne J. Fairbairn
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [247]-285) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn820118780
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 300 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9780691141961
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012046578
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)820118780

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