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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:   eBook : Document : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Comparative analyses of the anatomy, reproductive physiology, and behaviour of extant primates and other mammals can offer important insights into the origins of human sexual behaviour, allowing us to reconstruct the origins of human mating systems, the evolution of sexual attractiveness, patterns of mate choice, and copulatory behaviour. Sexual Selection and the Origins of Human Mating Systems provides a modern  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Dixson, A.F.
Sexual selection and the origins of human mating systems.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009
(DLC) 2009016655
(OCoLC)319601758
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alan F Dixson
ISBN: 9780191569739 0191569739
OCLC Number: 519654063
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 216 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: List of Abbreviations; 1 A Glance at the Terrain; 2 Making Holes in the Dark; 3 Masculine Dimensions; 4 Cryptic Female Choices; 5 Copulatory Patterns; 6 The Oestrus That Never Was; 7 Human Sexual Dimorphism: Opposites Attract; 8 Adam's Apple; 9 The Road to Truth; Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Oxford biology.
Responsibility: Alan F. Dixson.

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