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Sexual selection and the origins of human mating systems

Author: Alan F Dixson
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009.
Series: Oxford biology.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Sexual Selection and the Origins of Human Mating Systems provides a modern synthesis of research on the evolution of human mating systems, bringing together work on reproductive physiology, behavioural biology, anthropology, primatology, paleontology, evolutionary psychology, and sexological research. The approach taken is cross-disciplinary in scope, and provides a fascinating account of the effects of sexual  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alan F Dixson
ISBN: 9780199559435 0199559430 9780199559428 0199559422
OCLC Number: 319601758
Description: xi, 216 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Contents: A glance at the terrain --
Making holes in the dark --
Masculine dimensions --
Cryptic female choices --
Copulatory patterns --
The oestrus that never was --
Human sexual dimorphism: opposites attract --
Adam's apple --
The road to truth.
Series Title: Oxford biology.
Responsibility: Alan F. Dixson.

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