[Press]: The Dawn of the Deed: The Prehistoric Origins of Sex
Now in Paperback
The Prehistoric Origins of Sex
John A. Long
|Publication date: 15 May 2014||ISBN-13: 978-0-226-14349-1||Paper $17.00|
“From male guinea pigs that deposit copulatory plugs to hinder competitors, to dust mites that inseminate their partners by stabbing their abdomens, it's impossible to read The Dawn of the Deed without a wry smile or raised eyebrow.”—New Scientist
“Combining thoughtful science with sheer fun, this book is impossible to put down. . . . Long looks at evidence from the fossil record, examines mating patterns and sexual preferences of living animals, and discusses the attributes of various sexual organs (including the size and speed of ejaculations for males of many species). The book is far from prurient, even though it’s intriguing to hypothesize how 70-ton dinosaurs might have copulated. Long provides great insight into the process of science and makes the compelling case that understanding the history of sexual congress offers incontrovertible documentation of the evolutionary process.”—Publishers Weekly
John A. Long is vice president of research and collections at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. His other books include, most recently, Frozen in Time: Prehistoric Life of Antarctica and The Rise of Fishes. He is available for interviews. Please contact Carrie Olivia Adams at 773-702-4216 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.