Summary: NATURE|Vol 439|2 February 2006 BOOKS & ARTS
Sex and power
by Göran Arnqvist & Locke Rowe
Princeton University Press: 2005. 360 pp.
$99.50, £55 (hbk); $39.50, £26.95 (pbk)
Sexual conflict occurs because of the different
evolutionary interests of males and females in
reproductive decisions. Indeed, the differential
investment of males and females in repro-
ductive episodes and the low relatedness of
mating partners make sexual conflict almost
inevitable. Geoff Parker clearly laid out the
theoretical basis for sexual conflict in the
that a significant body of empirical work has
started to emerge.
There has, however, been little agreement