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  • Paleofantasy
    Paleofantasy (English, Paperback) Marlene Zuk

    "With . . . evidence from recent genetic and anthropological research, [Zuk] offers a dose of paleoreality."-Erin Wayman, Science News

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  • Riddled with Life
    Riddled with Life (English, Paperback) Marlene Zuk

    We treat disease as our enemy, and germs and infections as things we battle. But what if we've been giving them a bum rap? This book makes us rethink our instincts as it argues that disease is our partner, not our foe.

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  • Was W Re Das Leben Ohne Parasiten?
    Was W Re Das Leben Ohne Parasiten? (German, Hardback) Marlene Zuk

    Eine vergnügliche Studie über die freundlichen pathogenen Parasiten, die den menschlichen Körper seit Jahrtausenden bevölkern."In Zuks Buch ist Krankheit mal überschäumend amüsant, mal von trockenem Witz und manchmal sogar sexy. Mit ihrer Begeisterung und zahllosen Beispielen verschafft sie ihren Lesern einen tiefen Einblick in die Natur des Lebens." Randolph M. Nesse, Autor von Warum wir...

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  • Sexual Selections
    Sexual Selections (English, Paperback) Marlene Zuk

    Scientific discoveries about the animal kingdom fuel ideological battles on many fronts, especially battles about sex and gender. This book exposes the anthropomorphism and gender politics that have colored our understanding of the natural world and shows how feminism can help move us away from our ideological biases.

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  • Advances in the Study of Behavior: Volume 48
    Advances in the Study of Behavior: Volume 48 (English, Hardback) Marc Naguib

    Advances in the Study of Behavior was initiated over 40 years ago to serve the increasing number of scientists engaged in the study of animal behavior. This volume makes another important contribution to the development of the field by presenting theoretical ideas and research findings to professionals studying animal behavior and related fields....

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  • Advances in the Study of Behavior: Volume 49
    Advances in the Study of Behavior: Volume 49 (English, Hardback) Marc Naguib

    Advances in the Study of Behavior was initiated over 40 years ago to serve the increasing number of scientists engaged in the study of animal behavior. This volume makes another important contribution to the development of the field by presenting theoretical ideas and research findings to professionals studying animal behavior and related fields....

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  • Riddled with Life
    Riddled with Life (English, Hardback) Marlene Zuk

    Drawing on the research and studies, this title explains the role of disease in answering a range of questions such as: Why do men die younger than women? Why does average male bird not have a penis? Why do we-and lots of other animals-get STDs? How is our obsession with cleanliness making us sicker? And how can parasites sometimes make us well?

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  • Sex on Six Legs
    Sex on Six Legs (English, Hardback) Marlene Zuk

    Insects have inspired fear, fascination, and enlightenment for centuries. They are capable of complex behaviour, even with brains often the size of a poppy seed. How do they accomplish feats that look like human activity - personality, language, childcare - with completely different pathways from our own? This title deals with this topic.

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  • Paleofantasy
    Paleofantasy (English, Hardback) Marlene Zuk

    An expose of pseudoscientific myths about our evolutionary past and how we should live today.

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  • Sexual Selection: A Very Short Introduction (English, Paperback) Marlene Zuk

    Sexual selection, Darwin's other big idea, is the selection for particular traits and behaviours that results from (usually) female choice and male competition. It can produce flamboyant features, such as the peacock's tail, which would seem to be detrimental to survival. This book explores our understanding of how sexual selection works.

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