Author(s): Gidon Defoe
From snake bundles to snail love-darts - a fully-illustrated, animal lover's guide to the reproductive habits of creatures great and small
Lesbian lizards; intercourse that lasts for six months; mind-control sperm; dance competitions and cannibalism. In the world of animal sex there is apparently nothing nature has deemed to stupid to evolve. Discover why lady weevils have a really hard time of it. Or why the female Mormon cricket isn't offended when her partner insists on weighing her first. Marvel at a turkey virgin birth, and gaze with envy at the humble barnacle and its remarkable sexual-organ-to-body-length ratio. How Animals Have Sex is hilarious, informative and astonishing. Filled with breathtaking facts and remarkable colour photographs, it will, above all, tell you why you should never ever try to explain sex by making reference to the birds and the bees: unless you want kids to grow up thinking that it's okay to have a fake penis or to have your genitals explode half way through getting busy. First published 2005.