Headless Males Make Great Lovers

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  • Paperback
  • 216 pages
  • Headless Males Make Great Lovers
  • Marty Crump
  • English
  • 18 September 2018
  • 0226122026

About the Author: Marty Crump

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Headless Males Make Great Lovers The natural world is filled with diverse not to mention quirky and odd animal behaviors Consider the male praying mantis that continues to mate after being beheaded the spiders, insects, and birds that offer gifts of food in return for sex the male hip pocket frog that carries his own tadpoles the baby spiders that dine on their mother the beetle that craves excrement or the starfish that sheds an arm or two to escape a predator s grasp Headless Males Make Great Lovers and Other Unusual Natural Histories celebrates the extraordinary world of animals with essays on curious creatures and their amazing behaviors In five thematic chapters, Marty Crump a tropical field biologist well known for her work with the reproductive behavior of amphibians examines the bizarre conduct of animals as they mate, parent, feed, defend themselves, and communicate Crump s enthusiasm for the unusual behaviors she describes from sex change and free love in sponges to aphrodisiac concoctions in bats is visible on every page, thanks to her skilled storytelling, which makes even sea slugs, dung beetles, ticks, and tapeworms fascinating and appealing Steeped in biology,Headless Males Make Great Lovers points out that diverse and unrelated animals often share seemingly bizarre behaviors evidence, Crump argues, that these natural histories, though outwardly weird, are successful ways of living Illustrated throughout, and filled with vignettes of personal and scientific interest, Headless Males Make Great Lovers will enchant the general reader with its tales of blood squirting horned lizards and intestine ejecting sea cucumbers all in the service of a greater appreciation of the diversity of the natural histories of animals. Download Headless Males Make Great Lovers Author Marty Crump – johndore.co.uk

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10 thoughts on “Headless Males Make Great Lovers

  1. dejah_thoris says:

    This was a really fun book to read Sections are short to moderately long and written for the layperson There are a few new words, but they re biological terms, so you can easily keep reading Features tons...

  2. Rosalindhelen says:

    Informative book that really captured my interest however in certain parts the anecdotes became repetitive The author could have beensuccinct by editing out the multiple examples of an animal behaviour.Overall however, this was a good read that reinvigorated my love for the nonfiction genre.

  3. Cat says:

    Fine and fairly funny look at some weird bits of nature my favorite is the orgy snail slugs

  4. Marsha says:

    Any careful and patient observation will reveal the behavioral patterns of any creature But true scientists dig deeper and learn, literally, the ins and outs of the wild and wacky behavior of nature There are males out there that die before they re ever born, males who die before, during or after mating, males who lock horns or bare tusks and risk violent injury or even death just to keep their harems There are females who take care of their young, others who abandon them soon after birth and Any careful and patient observation will reveal the behavioral patterns of any creature But true scientists dig deeper and learn, literally, the ins and outs of the wild and wacky behavior of nature There are males out there that die before they re ever born, males who die before, during or after mating, males who lock horns or bare tusks and risk violent injury or even death just to keep their harems There are females w...

  5. Kyla says:

    So far it s wonderful Very informative, but not dry or overly technical Interesting studies of mating, food finding, communication and other behaviors in various animal species, and intermixes entertaining and sometimes blush worthy comparisons with human behaviors.

  6. Melody says:

    Fun, accessible recounting of dozens of fascinating facts about animals Covers some of the behaviours we think odd or creepy, and some that aretraditionally fascinating Veers into cuteness, but only rarely Though it s not deep, it s very wide, and full of lots of interesting anecdotes.

  7. Snail in Danger (Sid) Nicolaides says:

    I mostly only looked at the first two chapters In Chapter 1, this book doesn t cover much in the way of new ground in Chapter 2 there are some examples I hadn t seen before Mostly these chapters dealt with insects and reptiles, though.

  8. Carolyn says:

    You d think with such a boffo title, it would be a laugh a minute, wouldn t you But instead it manages to be Gobi level dry and technical, even while the author sounds so thrilled by it all he might as well be breathing helium OK, but not great.

  9. Megan Barnes says:

    Way too many examples I am not that interested in the sex lives of reptiles.

  10. Julia says:

    Great book for teachers and anyone wanting to learn a bitabout the incredible diversity in nature.