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2. Mating systems, or who goes with whom, and for how long

2. Mating systems, or who goes with whom, and for how long  

Leigh W. Simmons

in Sexual Selection: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2018
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Aug 2018
eISBN: 
9780191823930
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198778752.003.0002
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780198778752
‘Mating systems, or who goes with whom, and for how long’ examines the variation in how males and females associate during the breeding season, ranging from brief couplings with multiple ... More
6. Local and regional anaesthesia

6. Local and regional anaesthesia  

Aidan O’Donnell

in Anaesthesia: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780191777868
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199584543.003.0006
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chapter
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9780199584543
‘Local and regional anaesthesia’ describes the family of techniques which can provide anaesthesia by interrupting the function of the nerves themselves, without affecting consciousness and ... More
Sexual Selection: A Very Short Introduction

Sexual Selection: A Very Short Introduction  

Marlene Zuk and Leigh W. Simmons

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Aug 2018
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Aug 2018
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9780191823930
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198778752.001.0001
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book
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9780198778752
Sexual Selection: A Very Short Introduction introduces the astounding array of behaviours and decorative traits in the animal world used for competing for mates, and considers ... More
6. Sexual conflict

6. Sexual conflict  

Leigh W. Simmons

in Sexual Selection: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2018
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Aug 2018
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9780191823930
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198778752.003.0006
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chapter
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9780198778752
The reproductive interests of males and females will almost always differ, for example over whether to mate and how often, when to produce offspring and how many, or how much to invest in ... More
3. Causes and consequences

3. Causes and consequences  

Steve Bruce

in Sociology: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Sep 2018
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Sep 2018
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9780191861826
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10.1093/actrade/9780198822967.003.0003
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chapter
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9780198822967
One of the ways that sociology differs from common sense is in challenging the image of ourselves as authors of our own thoughts and actions. If there is to be any explanation of human ... More
3. Choosing from the field of competitors

3. Choosing from the field of competitors  

Leigh W. Simmons

in Sexual Selection: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2018
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Aug 2018
eISBN: 
9780191823930
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198778752.003.0003
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chapter
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9780198778752
There is now unequivocal evidence for Darwin’s long-rejected suggestion that females choose among potential mates based on their secondary sexual traits. This has shifted attention from the ... More
5. Sexual selection after mating

5. Sexual selection after mating  

Leigh W. Simmons

in Sexual Selection: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2018
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Aug 2018
eISBN: 
9780191823930
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198778752.003.0005
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780198778752
Darwin viewed sexual selection as a process that ended with mate acquisition, assuming that females are fundamentally monogamous, mating with just one male. ‘Sexual selection after mating’, ... More
7. How sex makes species survive

7. How sex makes species survive  

Leigh W. Simmons

in Sexual Selection: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2018
Published Online: 
Aug 2018
eISBN: 
9780191823930
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198778752.003.0007
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780198778752
How new species come about is one of the most fundamental questions in biology. And because that process involves reproduction, and because reproduction often (though not always) means ... More

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