Nature's Nether Regions: What the Sex Lives of Bugs, Birds, and Beasts Tell Us About Evolution, Biodiversity, and Ourselves

Nature's Nether Regions: What the Sex Lives of Bugs, Birds, and Beasts Tell Us About Evolution, Biodiversity, and Ourselves

Menno Schilthuizen


A travel of evolution's such a lot inventive—and essential—creations: animal genitalia
Forget opposable thumbs and canines the teeth: the biggest anatomical modifications among people and chimps are came upon under the belt. In Nature's Nether Regions, ecologist and evolutionary biologist Menno Schilthuizen invitations readers to find the wondrous range of animalian reproductive organs. Schilthuizen packs this pleasant learn with striking clinical insights whereas protecting an soaking up narrative type such as Mary Roach and Jerry Coyne. With illustrations all through and vibrant box anecdotes—among them laser surgical procedure on a fruit fly's privates and a snail orgy—Nature's Nether areas is a party of existence in all styles and sizes.

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