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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
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9780191823930
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10.1093/actrade/9780198778752.003.0003
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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
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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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
8. Conclusions, and where to from here

8. Conclusions, and where to from here  

Leigh W. Simmons

in Sexual Selection: A Very Short Introduction

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‘Conclusions, and where to from here’ concludes that animals are far more variable in their sexual behaviour than is commonly believed, which means that they do not set a model for natural ... 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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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
5. Adaptation and natural selection

5. Adaptation and natural selection  

Brian Charlesworth and Deborah Charlesworth

in Evolution: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2017
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Jun 2017
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9780191842719
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10.1093/actrade/9780198804369.003.0005
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The biological explanation of the origin of adaptation replaces the idea of a Designer, and is central to post-Darwinian evolutionary biology. ‘Adaptation and natural selection’ describes ... More
5. Sex, variation, and heredity

5. Sex, variation, and heredity  

Jonathan Howard

in Darwin: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2001
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Feb 2014
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9780191776786
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10.1093/actrade/9780192854544.003.0005
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‘Sex, variation, and heredity’ describes the two major generalisations concerning the sexual process that Darwin formulated. Firstly, that sexual reproduction, unlike other modes of ... More
Darwin: A Very Short Introduction

Darwin: A Very Short Introduction  

Jonathan Howard

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Feb 2001
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Feb 2014
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Darwin: A Very Short Introduction explores how Charles Darwin's theory of evolution has revolutionized biology since it was first presented to a wide readership in 1859. At ... More
9. Darwin as a scientist: an evaluation

9. Darwin as a scientist: an evaluation  

Jonathan Howard

in Darwin: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2001
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Feb 2014
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‘Darwin as a scientist’ describes Charles Darwin as a theoretical scientist. Necessarily, scientific theories are not born in a vacuum: a specific issue, fact, or collection of facts has to ... 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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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
6. Winning strategies

6. Winning strategies  

Tristram D. Wyatt

in Animal Behaviour: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2017
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Feb 2017
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9780191780691
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10.1093/actrade/9780198712152.003.0006
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The field of behavioural ecology, developed in the 1960s and 1970s, offered new ideas and provided powerful ways of exploring how behaviour evolves. Behavioural ecology examines how the ... More
4. Sex roles and stereotypes

4. Sex roles and stereotypes  

Leigh W. Simmons

in Sexual Selection: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2018
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10.1093/actrade/9780198778752.003.0004
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‘Sex roles and stereotypes’ examines the notion, implicit in many of the original ideas about sexual selection, that males and females have natural ‘roles’ with characteristic behaviour ... More
1. Darwin’s other big idea

1. Darwin’s other big idea  

Leigh W. Simmons

in Sexual Selection: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2018
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The idea that males and females often look, sound, smell, and behave differently is uncontroversial. Where those differences came from, however, and what role they play in various ... More
6. Man

6. Man  

Jonathan Howard

in Darwin: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2001
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Feb 2014
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9780191776786
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10.1093/actrade/9780192854544.003.0006
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‘Man’ shows Darwin's linking of man to a general evolutionary scheme in his 1871 publication The Descent of Man. Man was subject to heritable variation in innumerable slight characters, and ... More
2. The biological origins of music

2. The biological origins of music  

Elizabeth Hellmuth Margulis

in The Psychology of Music: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2018
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Nov 2018
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9780190640163
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10.1093/actrade/9780190640156.003.0002
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Vocal and instrumental music exists in all known human cultures. The age and ubiquity of music seem to argue that its origins are biological. But the diversity of musical practices around ... More
5. Life: a genome's way of making more and fitter genomes

5. Life: a genome's way of making more and fitter genomes  

David C. Catling

in Astrobiology: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2013
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Oct 2013
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9780191779923
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10.1093/actrade/9780199586455.003.0005
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9780199586455
‘Life: a genome's way of making more and fitter genomes’ provides a global perspective of terrestrial biology. The history of life on Earth can be deduced from the way that evolution has ... More

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