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Bitch A Revolutionary Guide to Sex, Evolution & the Female Animal

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Bitch A Revolutionary Guide to Sex, Evolution & the Female Animal

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ISBN: 9780857524126
Title: Bitch A Revolutionary Guide to Sex, Evolution & the Female Animal
Author: COOKE LUCY


'A book that is tearing down the stereotypes and the biases. Absolutely fascinating.' BBC R4 Woman's Hour

'From the heir to Attenborough. 5*' - Telegraph

'Colourful, committed and deeply informed.' Sunday Times

'Beautifully written, very funny and deeply important - Lucy Cooke blows two centuries of sexist myths right out of biology.' PROFESSOR ALICE ROBERTS

'Mr Darwin, your time is up...This is the evolutionary reboot us bitches have been waiting for.' SUE PERKINS
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What does it mean to be female? Mother, carer, the weaker sex? Think again.
In the last few decades a revolution has been brewing in zoology and evolutionary biology. Lucy Cooke introduces us to a riotous cast of animals, and the scientists studying them, that are redefining the female of the species.

Meet the female lemurs of Madagascar, our ancient primate cousins that dominate the males of their species physically and politically.

Or female albatross couples, hooking up together to raise their chicks in Hawaii.

Or the meerkat mothers of the Kalahari Desert - the most murderous mammals on the planet.

The bitches in BITCH overturn outdated binary expectations of bodies, brains, biology and behaviour. Lucy Cooke's brilliant new book will change how you think - about sex, sexual identity and sexuality in animals and also the very forces that shape evolution.
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Praise for Lucy's previous book THE UNEXPECTED TRUTH ABOUT ANIMALS
'Endlessly fascinating' - Bill Bryson
'I cannot remember when I enjoyed a non-fiction book so much' - Daily Express
'A joy from beginning to end' - Guardian
'Best science pick: deeply researched, sassily written' - Nature

Format: Trade paperback
Price: $40.00