"Sexual Strategies is a gem: a beautifully researched and concise introduction to animal mating systems and the clearest available account on the biology of female choice."-Sarah Blaffer Hrdy, PhD
Emeritus Professor of Anthropology, University of California, Davis
and author of Mother Nature: A History of Mothers, Infants, and Natural Selection Sexual Strategies explores the complexities of the mating game from fruit flies to humans and explains why females are in charge. By determining which males mate and father offspring, females play a directive role in evolution. Fascinating examples reveal the biology underlying courtship, deception, love, and sexual conflict.
Mary Batten is an award-winning science writer for print, film, and television. She has scripted more than 50 television films and was nominated for an Emmy for her work on the Children?s Television Workshop?s series 3-2-1 Contact. Her children?s books include Aliens from Earth and Anthropologist: Scientist of the People. Her magazine credits include Cosmopolitan and Modern Maturity.