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Sex, reproduction and Darwinism

Author: Filomena de Sousa; Gonzalo Munévar
Publisher: London ; Brookfield, Vt. : Pickering & Chatto, 2012.
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This collection of essays looks at sexuality and reproduction from an evolutionary perspective. Covering experimental discoveries as well as theoretical investigations, the volume explores the relationship between evolution and other areas of human behaviour.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Filomena de Sousa; Gonzalo Munévar
ISBN: 9781848932647 1848932642 9781848932654 1848932650
OCLC Number: 793689897
Description: xvi, 262 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Part I: Reproduction, Mortality and Evolution 1 From Birth to Death: The Evolution of Life Histories in Guppies (Poecilia reticulata) - David N Reznick 2 If We Have Sex, Do We Have to Die? - Ronald de Sousa Part II: Reproduction without Sex? 3 The Genomic Consequences of Asexual Reproduction - Ken Kraaijeveld and Jens Bast 4 Evolution and Illusion - Jagdish Hattiangadi Part III: Sex without Reproduction? 5 Evolutionary Theory, Constructivism and Male Homosexuality - Pieter R Adriaens, Andreas De Block and Lesley Newson 6 Darwinism and Homosexuality - Gonzalo Munevar 7 The Evolution of Female Orgasm: New Evidence and Response to Feminist Critiques - Elisabeth Lloyd Part IV: Sexual Selection and Morality 8 Altruism and Sexual Selection - Lucrecia Burges, Camilo J Cela-Conde and Marcos Nadal 9 The Role of Sex and Reproduction in the Evolution of Morality and Law - Julia Sandra Bernal Part V: Sex, Reproduction and Evolutionary Psychology 10 Symmetry and Evolution: A Genomic Antagonism Approach - William M Brown 11 Beauty, Bacteria and the Faustian Bargain - Victor S Johnston Part VI: Eugenics from Natural to Social Selection 12 Darwin's Care for Humanity - Eve-Marie Engels 13 Reproduction and Social Selection: The Eugenics Maelstrom of Science, Intelligentsia and Reformers - Filomena de Sousa
Responsibility: edited by Filomena de Sousa and Gonzalo Munévar.
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