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Sex, size, and gender roles : evolutionary studies of sexual size dimorphism

Author: Daphne J Fairbairn; Wolf U Blanckenhorn; Tamás Székely
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009.
Series: Oxford Biology.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This collection of 20 chapters written by leading evolutionary biologists from around the globe provides a fascinating insight into the patterns and causes of differences between males and females in  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Daphne J Fairbairn; Wolf U Blanckenhorn; Tamás Székely
ISBN: 9780199208784 0199208786 9780199545582 0199545588
OCLC Number: 802047280
Description: IX, 266 s. : il. ; 26 cm.
Contents: SECTION I: MACRO-PATTERNS: EXPLAINING BROAD-SCALE PATTERNS OF VARIATION IN SEXUAL SIZE DIMORPHISM ; SECTION II: MICRO-PATTERNS: CASE STUDIES OF PATTERNS AND EVOLUTIONARY PROCESSES WITHIN AND AMONG SPECIES ; SECTION III: PROXIMATE DEVELOPMENTAL AND GENETIC MECHANISMS
Series Title: Oxford Biology.
Responsibility: ed. by Daphne J. Fairbairn, Wolf U. Blanckenhorn, Tamás Székely.

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'...ideal for lecturers who want to provide students with a good, up-to-date background on sexual size dimorphism...an intriguing and fascinating theme.' * Javier Perez-Barberia, Animal Behaviour *

 
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