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Putting sexual conflict in perspective Sexual Conflict by Go ran Arnqvist and Locke Rowe. Princeton University Press, 2005. US$99.50/65.00, US$39.50/26.95 hbk/pbk
 

Summary: Putting sexual conflict in perspective
Sexual Conflict by Go¨ ran Arnqvist and Locke Rowe. Princeton University Press, 2005. US$99.50/£65.00, US$39.50/£26.95 hbk/pbk
(360 pages) ISBN 0 691 12217 2/0 691 12218 0
Robert Brooks
School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia
If the idea that sexual reproduction is a
cooperative transaction from which
males and females derive profound and
equal benefit still persists in any corner of
biology, then it should be dead and buried
after the publication of Sexual Conflict.
Although more than a quarter of a
century ago, visionaries such as Robert
Trivers, Richard Dawkins and Geoffrey
Parker highlighted the importance of differences in male
and female evolutionary interests, it is only in the past
decade that empirical and theoretical work has come to
grips effectively with this insight. Go¨ran Arnqvist and
Locke Rowe have delivered a superb and highly readable
review of the diverse ways in which conflict influences the

  

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