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Dr. Tatiana's Sex Advice to All Creation by Olivia Judson
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May 17, 2011

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It's not a case of style versus substance, since there is a lot of substance to this book. However, the format leaves the reader with a long confused list of species reproductive strategies at the back of their minds with little coherence or structure.

The format, while titillating and unique for a popular science book, ultimately fails. Easily readily = easily forgettable.

On the academic side, for a modern book about sexual anatomy and sexual behaviours, there is a conspicuous absence of any reference to the gene as the unit of selection, to the theories of Trivers or the writings of Dawkins, neither of whom even get a mention.

Fantastic Notes and Bibliography sections save this from a two-star rating.

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