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Live Science Book Giveaway: 'Wild Sex' by Carin Bondar
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Live Science is hosting a book giveaway!

"Wild Sex: The Science Behind Mating in the Animal Kingdom" (Pegasus Books, 2016) is a new book by biologist and writer Carin Bondar, who is also the current lead presenter for Discovery World's "Brave New World with Stephen Hawking" and host of the web series "Wild Sex" for Earth Touch Online. She has appeared on Discovery Channel's "Outrageous Acts of Science," and has hosted online and television programs created by National Geographic Wild, Scientific American, and the Science Channel.

On Tuesday (Sept. 20) at 1:30 p.m. ET, Carin Bondar joins us at Live Science to talk about her new book in a Facebook Live event, during which we'll be giving away three signed copies of "Wild Sex" to three lucky viewers. [Tune in on Live Science's Facebook page]

As the Cole Porter love song "Let's Do It" tells us, "Birds do it, bees do it." But the specifics of how they actually, well, do it — and not just birds and bees, but every animal species — can be weirder, more strenuous, and far more complicated than you could ever imagine. Writer Carin Bondar offers a glimpse between the sheets of this particular aspect of animal behavior, in her new book, "Wild Sex," introducing fascinating examples of mating practices. Some may seem a little weird, but ultimately no matter how bizarre the sex, the goal is the same — successful procreation and continued survival of the species.

Details about the giveaway are below. And don't forget to follow Live Science on Facebook and Twitter for updates on this contest and other live video events!

Wild Sex: The Science Behind Mating in the Animal Kingdom Giveaway

Official Rules

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Open to legal residents of 50 U.S & DC, 18 or older. Employees, agents, officers & directors of Purch Group, Inc. ("Sponsor"), its parent, subsidiaries, affiliates & advertising & promotion agencies (collectively with Facebook, Inc., “Released Parties”) & members of their immediate family (spouse, parent, children, siblings & their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) & persons living in the same household, whether or not related, are not eligible. Void where prohibited. Subject to all applicable federal, state & local laws. HOW TO ENTERBeginning at 1:30 pm on Tuesday, September 20, 2016(“Event”), visit the Live Science page on Facebook (“Event Page”), find the post about the giveaway and leave a comment via a comment to the post.  If, for whatever reason, the Event is cancelled or postponed, this giveaway will not occur.  Entries generated by script, macro or other automated means or by any means which subvert the entry process are void. 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