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NATURE|Vol 439|2 February 2006 BOOKS & ARTS Sex and power
 

Summary: NATURE|Vol 439|2 February 2006 BOOKS & ARTS
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Sex and power
Sexual Conflict
by Göran Arnqvist & Locke Rowe
Princeton University Press: 2005. 360 pp.
$99.50, £55 (hbk); $39.50, £26.95 (pbk)
Tracey Chapman
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
1970s,butitisonlyoverthepasttenorsoyears
that a significant body of empirical work has
started to emerge.
There has, however, been little agreement

  

Source: Arnqvist, Göran - Department of Animal Ecology, Uppsala Universitet
Rowe, Locke - Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Toronto

 

Collections: Environmental Sciences and Ecology