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Odd Couples:
Extraordinary Differences between the Sexes in the Animal Kingdom
Daphne J. Fairbairn

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Chapter 1: Introduction 1
Chapter 2: The Roots of Sexual Differences: Why Male and Female Animals Differ 9
Chapter 3: Elephant Seals: Harems, Hierarchies, and Giant Males 23
Chapter 4: Great Bustards: Gorgeous Males and Choosy Females 46
Chapter 5: Shell-Carrying Cichlids: Protective Males and Furtive Females 64
Chapter 6: Yellow Garden Spiders: Sedentary Females and Roving Males 81
Chapter 7: Blanket Octopuses: Drifting Females and Dwarf Males 104
Chapter 8: Giant Seadevils: Fearsome Females and Parasitic Males 116
Chapter 9: Bone-Eating Worms: Female Tubeworms with Harems of Minuscule Males 133
Chapter 10: Shell-Burrowing Barnacles: Sac-Like Females with Harems of Phallic Males 147
Chapter 11: The Diversity of Sexual Differences: Differences between Males and Females across the Animal Kingdom 160
Chapter 12: Concluding Remarks 187
Acknowledgments 195
Appendix A: Scientific Names Corresponding to Common Names Used in the Text 197
Appendix B: Summary of Sexual Dimorphisms by Animal Phylum 203
Notes 207
Glossary of Technical Terms 239
Sources 247
Illustration Credits 287
Index 289

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