The Evolution of Mating Systems in Insects and Arachnids (Paperback)
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The Evolution of Mating Systems in Insects and Arachnids (Paperback)

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Paperback 400 Pages / Published: 12/06/1997
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Insects and arachnids display the most impressive diversity of mating and social behaviour among all animals. This book investigates sexual competition in these groups, and the variety of ways in which males and females pursue, persuade, manipulate, control and help one another, enabling us to gain a better understanding of how conflicts and confluences of interest evolve together. Each chapter provides a comprehensive review of mating systems in particular insect and arachnid groups, discusses intrinsic and extrinsic factors responsible for observed mating strategies, and suggests fruitful avenues for further research. The book culminates in a synthesis, reviewing the date in terms of the theory of sexual conflict. This broad-based book will be of immense value to students and researchers interested in reproductive strategies, behavioural ecology, entomology and arachnology.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521589765
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 710 g
Dimensions: 245 x 188 x 22 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
'Possessing these two handsomely produced volumes is like possessing Aladdin's magic lamp ... You may take your pick - from parental care in cockroaches to sex among cannibals in jumping spiders ... it's an endless menu!' Raghavendra Gadagkar, Trends in Ecology and Evolution
'The book provides a wealth of natural history on a wide variety of invertebrate social taxa.' Jacobus J. Boomsma, Animal Behaviour
'This book provides a collection of admirable contributions to the study of invertebrate mating systems.' Ian C. W. Hardy, Animal Behaviour
'... packed with information which will make it a valuable reference source'. The Times Higher Education Supplement
'... fascinating book ... an excellent and absorbing read about an important area, and will be enjoyed by both professionals and students of animal behaviour.' Biologist
"The extremely interesting chapters are generally well written and nicely illustrated with black and white photographs and drawings. Recommended." R.C. Graves, Choice

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