Bitch: A Revolutionary Guide to Sex, Evolution and the Female Animal

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Bitch: A Revolutionary Guide to Sex, Evolution and the Female Animal Author: Format: Hardback First Published: Published By: Transworld Publishers Ltd Pages: 352 Language: English ISBN: 9780857524133 Categories: , , , ,

Mother. Daughter. Ruler. Provider. What does it mean to be female? The female species has never been more scrutinized or politicized. As we search to define our gender, combat prejudice, and celebrate the myriad of femininity, what can the animal kingdom teach us about femininity’s true nature? Lucy travels to the island of Madagascar to discover how female lemurs, our most ancient primate ancestor, came to dominate males physically and politically. In the snowy mountains of California she discovers how a robot female sage grouse exploded Darwin’s myth of the passive female. On the island of Hawaii she meets loved-up, long-term female albatross couples that have defied traditional sex roles and shacked up together to raise their chicks. And cruising along the Salish sea, she finds kinship with a killer whale – one of only three species we know in which females to go through menopause and take roles as wise old leaders of their hunting community. Meeting a new breed of scientists rewriting our outdated patriarchal view of evolution, Lucy paints a fresh, diverse, timely and important new portrait of the female of the species. __________ Praise for Lucy’s previous book THE UNEXPECTED TRUTH ABOUT ANIMALS ‘Endlessly fascinating’ – Bill Bryson ‘A fabulous read’ – Sue Perkins ‘I cannot remember when I enjoyed a non-fiction book so much’ – Daily Express ‘A joy from beginning to end’ – Guardian ‘Best science pick: deeply researched, sassily written’ – Nature

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Author Biography

Lucy Cooke is an award-winning broadcaster and documentary filmmaker with a Masters in Zoology from the University of Oxford, where she was tutored by Richard Dawkins. She has presented prime time series for BBC, ITV and National Geographic and is a regular on Radio 4 where she has hosted her own series and frequently guests on Infinite Monkey Cage and Sue Perkin's Nature Table. Lucy has written for the Sunday Times, Telegraph, Mail on Sunday, New York Times and Wall Street Journal. She is the author of two previous books, A Little Book of Sloth, which was a New York Times bestseller and The Unexpected Truth about Animals, which was shortlisted for the Royal Society Insight Investment Science Book Prize and has been translated into 18 languages.