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Baker, Robin 1944-

Overview
Works: 69 works in 295 publications in 10 languages and 7,588 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Contributor, Editor
Classifications: QL754, 591.525
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Most widely held works about Robin Baker
 
Most widely held works by Robin Baker
The Mystery of migration by Robin Baker( Book )

22 editions published between 1980 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,045 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bird navigation : the solution of a mystery? by Robin Baker( Book )

11 editions published between 1984 and 1991 in English and held by 691 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The evolutionary ecology of animal migration by Robin Baker( Book )

14 editions published between 1976 and 1978 in English and held by 636 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Human navigation and the sixth sense by Robin Baker( Book )

15 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and Japanese and held by 502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Baby wars : the dynamics of family conflict by Robin Baker( Book )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selv de lykkeligste familier har perioder med konflikt eller følelsesmæssige situationer med lyden af en baby, der græder om morgenen, raseri hos de unge eller søskende skænderi. Gode råd til, hvad familier skal være opmærksomme på, for at få hverdagen til at fungere mindre konfliktfyldt
Migration : paths through time and space by Robin Baker( Book )

11 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sperm wars : the science of sex by Robin Baker( Book )

11 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Using a series of fictional scenes involving some form of sexual contact, followed by an interpretation of the behavior from the viewpoint of an evolutionary biologist," the author explains how the "old programming [prompts] sexual behavior that is often in conflict with ... rational plans."--Jackets
Bird migration by Liz Oram( Book )

3 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the migration patterns of such birds as sparrows, pigeons, owls, chickadees, swallows, albatross, and penguins
Mammal migration by Liz Oram( Book )

3 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the migration patterns of such mammals as the bear, bat, lemming, elephant, and bison
Insect migration by Liz Oram( Book )

4 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses how insects such as wasps, army ants, locusts, and various butterflies and moths migrate and the purpose of these voyages
Sperm wars : infidelity, sexual conflict and other bedroom battles by Robin Baker( Book )

21 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Published to acclaim and controversy a decade ago, Sperm Wars is a revolutionary thesis about sex that turned centuries-old biological assumptions on their head. Evolution has programmed men to conquer and monopolize women while women, without ever knowing they are doing it, seek the best genetic input on offer from potential sexual partners. In this book, best-selling author Robin Baker reveals these new facts of life: ten percent of children are not fathered by their "fathers;" less than one percent of a man's sperm is capable of fertilizing anything (the rest is there to fight off
Migration in the sea by Liz Oram( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the migration patterns of such marine animals as turtles, whales, salmon, anemones, barnacles, crabs, and sea lions
Human sperm competition : copulation, masturbation, and infidelity by Robin Baker( Book )

11 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and German and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since the 1970s, behavioural ecologists and evolutionary biologists have been fascinated by the biological implications of sperm from different males competing for fertilization of the egg in the female reproductive tract. But until Human Sperm Competition there had never been a discussion of the phenomenon for the human species in book form, despite its relevance for a full understanding of human reproduction. The book is a pioneering analysis of the evolutionary biology of human sexuality, proposing that all aspects have been shaped by the phenomenon of sperm competition. Written 20 years ago in 1993-94, the print edition was published in 1995. Despite its age that book's contents are as relevant now as they were two decades ago. Perhaps even more so, because since Baker and Bellis' demonstration that human sperm competition could actually be studied in a variety of ways a number of research groups have taken up the challenge where they left off. Most of these groups have obtained results that build firmly upon Baker and Bellis' original work. A few others created important dialogues. None though have destroyed any crucial part of the foundation first laid down in that 1995 book. But the main way in which Human Sperm Competition remains relevant to this day is that for various reasons - some cultural, some procedural, and yet others due to sheer opportunity - Baker and Bellis were able to do a number of experiments that others since have not had the opportunity to repeat. And the results of those unique experiments were presented in Human Sperm Competition and nowhere else. In the first half of the book the authors explore the role of sperm competition in the evolution of human sexual characteristics, considering for example the architecture of the female reproductive tract, the reasons for male and female infidelity and the possible biological reasons for homosexuality, masturbation and orgasm. In the second half, the mechanism of sperm competition is evaluated in detail, together with the evidence for and the implications of the authors' own Kamikaze Sperm Hypothesis. Human Sperm Competition sets out the thesis that adopting an evolutionary approach to human reproduction exposes the subtle and sophisticated ways in which human sexual anatomy, physiology and behaviour are designed to interact. As a species, understanding this sexual legacy helps explain how we reproduce today and why problems with fertility arise. Over the years, Human Sperm Competition has become a classic in the study of human sexual biology - but although the original hardback is still in print rising costs plus perhaps its classic status have priced it beyond those students who might most wish to read its contents. This digital edition of the original 1995 publication, but at a student-friendly price, now solves this problem
Sex in the future : the reproductive revolution and how it will change us by Robin Baker( Book )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Robin Baker, an expert on evolution and human sexual behavior turns his attention to the reproductive revolution that is happening around us. Baker explains the technologies of assisted reproduction that are currently available and those likely to become available as we proceed in the twenty-first century: from in vitro fertilization and surrogate motherhood to cloning, gamete banking, and novel ways of micromanipulating sperm and egg, testes and ovaries."--Jacket
Fragile science : the reality behind the headlines by Robin Baker( Book )

12 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over a diverse range of subjects, Robin Baker shows that the science we as consumers believe to be true is often an oversimplification - a convenient way of explaining complex subjects which are little understood. His investigations reach their own, startling conclusions. Could it be possible, for example, that using sun screen is actually increasing our chance of skin cancer? More and more people are taking Prozac, but does science have an easy answer to explain why? We all know the arguments in favour of conservation, but could there be strong biological arguements against it?
Human navigation and magnetoreception by Robin Baker( Book )

5 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fantastic journeys : the marvels of animal migration by Robin Baker( Book )

14 editions published between 1991 and 2000 in 4 languages and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores why animals migrate, the migration patterns of many kinds of animals, and developments in science that are helping researchers to learn more about animal travels
Sex in the future : ancient urges meet future technology by Robin Baker( Book )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Baby wars : parenthood and family strife by Robin Baker( Book )

7 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wei lai de xing : dang ren lei de yuan shi chong dong yu shang wei lai ke ji by Robin Baker( Book )

17 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in 7 languages and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provocative and often shocking, Sex in the Future examines how advances in reproductive technology will change human behavior. In-vitro fertilization and surrogate motherhood could mean the end not only of infertility but also of the need for men and women to form relationships or for women to interrupt careers for pregnancy. Sperm and egg storage mean people can literally shop for genes, while cloning, egg-egg fertilization, and other techniques will lead to fertility on demand in a Reproduction Restaurant. What will all our choices be, and how far down this road do we want to travel?</D
 
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Alternative Names
Baker, R. R.

Baker, R. R. 1944-

Baker, R. Robin

Baker, R. Robin 1944-

Baker, R. Robin (Reginald Robin)

Baker, R. Robin (Reginald Robin), 1944-

Baker, Reginald Robin

Baker Reginald Robin 1944-....

Baker, Robin

Baker, Robin (1944- ).

Robin Baker britischer populärwissenschaftlicher Autor

ביקר, רובין, 1944-

رابین بیکر

베이커, 로빈

ベイカー, R. ロビン

ベイカー, ロビン

ベーカー, R. ロビン

ベーカー, ロビン

ロビン・ベイカー

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Sperm wars : the science of sexSperm wars : infidelity, sexual conflict and other bedroom battlesHuman sperm competition : copulation, masturbation, and infidelitySex in the future : the reproductive revolution and how it will change usFragile science : the reality behind the headlinesFantastic journeys : the marvels of animal migrationSex in the future : ancient urges meet future technologyBaby wars : parenthood and family strife