Bitch : on the female of the species / Lucy Cooke.
Book | Basic Books | 2022 | First US edition.

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First US edition.
xxi, 369 pages : illustration ; 25 cm
"First published in Great Britain in 2022 by Doubleday an imprint of Transworld Publishers."--Title page verso.
Introduction -- The anarchy of sex -- The mysteries of mate choice -- The monogamy myth -- Fifty ways to eat your lover -- Love is a battlefield -- Madonna no more -- Bitch eat bitch -- Primate politics -- Matriarchs and menopause -- Sisters are doing it for themselves -- Beyond the binary -- Conclusion: A natural world without prejudice.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 291-352) and index.
A leading zoologist takes a fierce and often humorous look at the females of the animal kingdom and subverts the prevailing opinion among evolutionary biologists who have insisted that males are more interesting.
Humans are locked in a battle over sex and gender: one side argues that evolutionary biology dictates how we should be, and the other that it's a patriarchal tool that shouldn't matter at all. Rewriting the science of evolution and sex, she shows how feminist biologists have uncovered nature's dizzying diversity of bodies, brains and behavior that evolution has created. With a new perspective on the female animal of a variety of species, Cooke reveals a new understanding of what being female can mean, and how evolution itself can work. -- adapted from jacket
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Reproduction of (manifestation): Cooke, Lucy, 1970- Bitch. London : Doubleday, 2022 (DLC) 2020440261
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1541674898 (hardcover)
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