Sexual Selection and Animal Genitalia
EBERHARD, William G.
- Publisher: Harvard University Press
- Edition: n/a
- Date Published: 1985
- Place Published: Cambridge and London
- ISBN: 0674802837
- Condition: Very good
- Signed: No
- Dust Jacket: Yes
- Jacket Condition: Good
x, 244 p. 25 cm. Over 70 diagrams, photographs, and tables. Orange cloth hardcover. Dustjacket is slightly chipped at spine ends. Spine faded. Bookseller's label on front flap. Ex-library with Hospital stamp front free endpaper, borrower's sleeve with empty card on rear paste-down endpaper. Otherwise clean. Eberhard is a well-published scholar on the topic of how sexual selection influences evolution in the animal kingdom. This work focuses on how male genitalia's role in courtship and choices made by females. Topics include: tests of the lock and key and genitalic recognition hypotheses; sexual selection by female choice; male-male genitalic competition; female discretion after genitalic contact; remating by females; apparent contradictions of the female choice hypthesis; use of genitalia as stimulators; specialized nongenitalic male structures. References and index.