- xvii, 141 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm.
- Additional Authors
- Simmons, Leigh W.,
- Contents: Darwin's other big idea -- Mating systems, or who goes with whom, and for how long -- Choosing from the field of competitors -- Sex roles and stereotypes -- Sexual selection after mating -- Sexual conflict -- How sex makes species survive -- Conclusions, and where to from here.Includes bibliographical references (pages 131-133) and index.Summary: "Sexual selection, Darwin's other big idea, is the selection for particular traits and behaviours that results from (usually) female choice and male competition. It can produce flamboyant features, such as the peacock's tail, which would seem to be detrimental to survival. This work explores our understanding of how sexual selection works." --Publisher description.