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The dawn of the deed : the prehistoric origins of sex

Author
Long, John A., 1957-
Preferred Title
Hung like an Argentine Duck
Title
The dawn of the deed : the prehistoric origins of sex / John A. Long.
Format
Book
Published
Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2012.
Description
278 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Notes
Originally published under the title: Hung like an Argentine Duck: a journey back in time to the origins of sexual intimacy.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-265) and index.
Contents
  • Preface: Sex, death and evolution
  • The machismo of the Argentine Duck
  • The mother of all fossils
  • The ptyctodontid kind of congress
  • Announcing fossil sex to the queen
  • Paleozoic paternity problems
  • Finding the daddy fish
  • Down and dirty in the Devonian
  • At the dawn of archaic sex
  • Sex and the single ostracod
  • Sex on the beach
  • Dinosaur sex and other earthshaking discoveries
  • We ain't nothing but mammals
  • Sperm wars: what fossils can't tell us
  • From clasper to penis: We've come a long way, baby
  • Epilogue: The greatest mystery of biology.
Subject headings
Sex (Biology)
Evolution (Biology)
Sexual behavior in animals.
Sexual instinct.
Sexual selection in animals.
ISBN
9780226492544 (cloth : alkaline paper)
0226492540 (cloth : alkline paper)
9780226002118 (e-book)

Holdings

Library
Blmgtn - Kinsey Institute Library (by appointment only)
Call Number
X11992388
Location
Auxiliary Library Facility - Kinsey Institute