Explanations from animal & human societies.

Beautifully researched and concise introduction to animal mating systems and the clearest available account on the biology of female choice.

About the Author

Mary Batten is an award-winning science writer for print, film, and television. She has scripted more than 50 television films and was nominated for an PhD Emeritus Professor of Anthropology, University of California.


The universal mating game
What females want: resources, genes, beauty
Female choice among humans
Sex differences in psychology
Subverting female choice
Monogamy, pair-bonding, and female choice
Love: the romance of reproduction
Female headed families by choice and by default
Beyond the reproductive imperative: the next step in human evolution


Paperback: 248 pages
Publisher: G.P Putnams Sons (1994)
Language: English
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches
Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces
Photos black & white colour: none
Diagrams: none
Tables: none
Index: many
References for more info: many
Quality: 2nd hand (70%)
Underline: few
Notes in margins: few
Corners folded: none
Binding backbone: intact

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