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Baker, Robin 1944-

Overview
Works: 52 works in 296 publications in 11 languages and 7,374 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Fiction  Suspense fiction 
Roles: Author, Contributor, Editor
Publication Timeline
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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 )

24 editions published between 1980 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,037 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

13 editions published between 1984 and 1991 in English and held by 683 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

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

43 editions published between 1996 and 2017 in 9 languages and held by 495 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
Human navigation and the sixth sense by Robin Baker( Book )

15 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and Japanese and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Migration : paths through time and space by Robin Baker( Book )

12 editions published in 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

3 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bird migration by Liz Oram( Book )

3 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 321 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 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

2 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the migration patterns of such marine animals as turtles, whales, salmon, anemones, barnacles, crabs, and sea lions
Insect migration by Liz Oram( Book )

4 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 273 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
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 218 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
Sperm wars : infidelity, sexual conflict and other bedroom battles by Robin Baker( Book )

15 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and held by 210 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 all other men's sperm); "smart" vaginal mucus encourages some sperm but blocks others; and a woman is far more likely to conceive through a casual fling than through sex with her regular partner. It's no wonder that Sperm Wars is a classic of popular science writing that will surprise, entertain, and even shock
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 210 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 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Headlines bring news of the latest health scare, with worrying predictions for where developments in science will takes us. We want and need to understand the phenomena that influence our lives, but science is often more subtle and more complicated than the headlines would suggest
Human navigation and magnetoreception by Robin Baker( Book )

6 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Primal by Robin Baker( Book )

9 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presumed dead, a group of undergraduate students who go missing on a deserted Pacific island emerge one year later in two groups of ragged (and naked) survivors. All but one of the surviving women are pregnant, and two students, plus their professor, are said to have died
Sex in the future : ancient urges meet future technology by Robin Baker( Book )

9 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and Dutch and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dit boek richt zich op onze moderne voortplantingstechnieken. Volgens de auteur zal het gedrag van de mens dat in de loop van miljoenen jaren is ontwikkeld binnen afzienbare tijd veranderen. Elk hfst. begint met een gedramatiseerd verhaal dat de toepassing van deze nieuwe (bestaande) voortplantingstechnieken in een levendige en voorstelbare context plaatst. Hfst. 11 o.d.t.: Homoseksualiteit, kerntransplantatie en de toekomst
Fantastic journeys : the marvels of animal migration( Book )

10 editions published between 1991 and 2000 in English and held by 114 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
Baby wars : parenthood and family strife by Robin Baker( Book )

7 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Baby wars : the dynamics of family conflict
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

Languages
English (171)

Japanese (13)

French (11)

Polish (9)

German (5)

Chinese (5)

Korean (3)

Dutch (3)

Russian (2)

Spanish (2)

Hebrew (1)

Covers
Baby wars : the dynamics of family conflictHuman sperm competition : copulation, masturbation, and infidelitySperm wars : infidelity, sexual conflict and other bedroom battlesSex in the future : the reproductive revolution and how it will change usFragile science : the reality behind the headlinesPrimalSex in the future : ancient urges meet future technologyFantastic journeys : the marvels of animal migrationBaby wars : parenthood and family strife