What Females Want - Additional Web and Print Resources

WEB SITES

“Guile and Deception: The Evolution of Animal Courtship” – The New York Times
http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?sec=health&res;=9F04E7D81539F93A A25751C0A963948260&scp;=2&sq;=amorous+females&st;=nyt
Fossils indicate that male adornments like crests and antlers gradually became exaggerated through eons of time.

Monogamy among birds – Stanford
http://www.stanford.edu/group/stanfordbirds/text/essays/Monogamy.html
This article discusses the shift in understandings of monogamy among bird species.

11 Examples of Unusual Mating Habits
http://www.canongate.net/Lists/Animals/11ExamplesofUnusualMatingHabits
From penguins to porcupines, this article covers 11 animals with interesting courtship and mating habits.

Secret Lives of Animals Blog
http://secretsexlives.blogspot.com/
This blog, written by an evolutionary biologist, explores the unique mating habits of creatures great and small.

The secret rules of sex: the strange world of animal passions – The Independent
http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/nature/the-secret-rules-of-sex-the-strange-world-of-animal-passions-761076.html
Observations of how male topi antelope reject female sexual advances have led to new insights in this field of biology.

“In Most Species, Faithfulness Is a Fantasy” – The New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/18/science/18angi.html
This article explores how monogamy is not practiced by the majority of species.
Books and Print

Alcock, John. ANIMAL BEHAVIOR: AN EVOLUTIONARY APPROACH. Sunderland, MA: Sinauer Associates, 2001.

Grimaldi, David and Michael S. Engel. EVOLUTION OF THE INSECTS. New York: Cambridge Univ. Press, 2005.

Judson, Olivia. DR. TATIANA’S SEX ADVICE TO ALL CREATION. New York: Metropolitan Books, 2003.

Ligon, J. David. THE EVOLUTION OF AVIAN BREEDING SYSTEMS. New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 1999.

Shuster, Stephen M. and Michael J. Wade. MATING SYSTEMS AND STRATEGIES. Princeton, NJ: Princeton Univ. Press, 2003