Looking for a Few Good Males

by Erika Lorraine Milam

Baltimore (MD): The John Hopkins University Press, 2010. 236 pages.

Looking for a Few Good Males provides a historical survey, essentially limited to the twentieth century, of concepts and research concerning biological issues of female reproductive choices,” reviewer Lee Ehrman explains. Especially valuable in her view are “a chronological record of experiments into sexual selection—described, documented, and interpreted as nowhere else. These chapters ... span American, British, and French-American collaborations ... . These unique chapters, utilizing interviews, are valuable, and soon to be irreplaceable.”