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The Resource Wild connection : what animal courtship and mating tell us about human relationships, Jennifer L. Verdolin

Wild connection : what animal courtship and mating tell us about human relationships, Jennifer L. Verdolin

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Wild connection : what animal courtship and mating tell us about human relationships
Title
Wild connection
Title remainder
what animal courtship and mating tell us about human relationships
Statement of responsibility
Jennifer L. Verdolin
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • A specialist in animal behavior compares the courtship rituals and mating behaviors of animals to their human equivalents, revealing the many and often surprising ways we are both similar to and different from other species. What makes an individual attractive to the opposite sex? Does size matter? Why do we tend to "keep score" in our relationships? From perfume and cosmetics to online dating and therapy, our ultimate goal is to successfully connect with someone. So why is romance such an effort for humans, while animals seem to have little trouble getting it right? Wild Connection is full of fascinating and suggestive observations about animal behavior. Fun to read as well as educational, this unique take on the perennial human quest to find the ideal mate shows that we have much to learn from our cousins in the wild.--From publisher description
  • "A specialist in animal behavior compares the courtship rituals and mating behaviors of animals to their human equivalents, revealing the many and often surprising ways we are both similar to and different from other species. What makes an individual attractive to the opposite sex? Does size matter? Why do we tend to "keep score" in our relationships? From perfume and cosmetics to online dating and therapy, our ultimate goal is to successfully connect with someone. So why is romance such an effort for humans, while animals have little trouble getting it right? Wild Connection is full of fascinating and suggestive observations about animal behavior. For example, in most species smell is an important component of determining compatibility. So are we humans doing the right thing by masking our natural scents with soaps and colognes? Royal albatrosses have a lengthy courtship period lasting several years. These birds instinctively know that casual hook-ups are not the way to find a reliable mate. And older female chimpanzees often mate with younger males. Is this the evolutionary basis of the human "cougar" phenomenon? Fun to read as well as educational, this unique take on the perennial human quest to find the ideal mate shows that we have much to learn from our cousins in the wild." -- Publisher's description
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DLC
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Verdolin, Jennifer L
Dewey number
591.56/2
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QL761
LC item number
.V466 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sexual behavior in animals
  • Sex
  • Psychology, Comparative
  • Psychology, Comparative
  • Sex
  • Sexual behavior in animals
Label
Wild connection : what animal courtship and mating tell us about human relationships, Jennifer L. Verdolin
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-298) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
858126402
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
302 pages
Isbn
9781616149468
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2014001948
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)858126402
Label
Wild connection : what animal courtship and mating tell us about human relationships, Jennifer L. Verdolin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-298) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
858126402
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
302 pages
Isbn
9781616149468
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2014001948
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)858126402

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