Bitch: On the Female of the Species

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Bitch: On the Female of the Species

By  Lucy Cooke , Read by  Lucy Cooke
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A fierce, funny, and revolutionary look at the queens of the animal kingdom

Studying zoology made Lucy Cooke feel like a sad freak. Not because she loved spiders or would root around in animal feces: all her friends shared the same curious kinks. The problem was her sex. Being female meant she was, by nature, a loser.

Since Charles Darwin, evolutionary biologists have been convinced that the males of the animal kingdom are the interesting ones--dominating and promiscuous, while females are dull, passive, and devoted.

In Bitch, Cooke tells a new story. Whether investigating same-sex female albatross couples that raise chicks, murderous mother meerkats, or the titanic battle of the sexes waged by ducks, Cooke shows us a new evolutionary biology, one where females can be as dynamic as any male. This isn't your grandfather's evolutionary biology. It's more inclusive, truer to life, and, simply, more fun.

ISBN: 9781668615935

ISBN-10: 9781668615935

Publisher: Basic Books

Publication Date: 06/14/2022 - 12:00am

On Sale: 06/14/2022 - 12:00am

Language: English

Categories

Human Sexuality (see also Social Science - Human Sexuality)

Life Sciences - Evolution

Life Sciences - Biological Diversity