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Nasty, Brutish, and Short: The Quirks & Quarks Guide to Animal Sex and Other Weird Behaviour Paperback – 13 Apr 2010

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  • Paperback: 274 pages
  • Publisher: McClelland & Stewart (13 April 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0771079680
  • ISBN-13: 978-0771079689
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 2 x 21.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,067,670 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Arthur on 28 Feb 2014
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When people are making outrageous claims, I like to have it in black and white where to confirm said claims. Unfortunately, no written sources are given because these were all taken from broadcast interviews. Although the introduction talks about giving their current (as of the writing) positions, I am often encountering chapters without even names, let alone where they work, so tracking down the sources and delving further is going to be a problem. I am not saying that these sources are making things up, but if they later correct a mistake in their observations, how am I supposed to find that correction? The book is written in popular language, not scientific, so it is interesting and easy to read.
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A fascinating read for the curious as well as those pursuing academic study 14 Sep 2010
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It's the first step in the circle of life. "Nasty, Brutish, and Short: The Quirks and Quarks Guide to Animal Sex and Other Weird Behaviour" looks into the unique ways that the animal kingdom has done in the name of getting it on. Along with other bizarre behavior such as the language of headbutts for termites, "Nasty, Brutish, and Short" provides a fascinating read for the curious as well as those pursuing academic study on the more bizarre aspects of mother nature.
Well Written Interesting 10 Oct 2010
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This was a fun and interesting read about all sorts of habits of animals. The descriptions were easy to understand even if you're not a science geek, but not simplistic or condescending. I really enjoyed this.
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