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Animal homosexuality : a biosocial perspective

Author: Aldo Poiani; A F Dixson
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book is for readers who seek to understand the evolutionary basis of homosexuality. They will find a detailed analysis of its biological and social underpinnings. Through evolutionary theory the  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Aldo Poiani; A F Dixson
ISBN: 9780521196758 0521196752 9780521145145 0521145147
OCLC Number: 694354380
Description: xvi, 558 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Contents: 1. Animal homosexuality in evolutionary perspective; 2. The comparative study of homosexual behaviour; 3. Genetics of homosexuality; 4. Ontogenetic patterns; 5. The endocrine and nervous systems: a network of causality for homosexual behaviour; 6. Immunology and homosexuality; 7. Sexual segregation effects; 8. The social, life-histories and ecological theatres of animal homosexual behaviour; 9. Homosexual behaviour in primates; 10. A biosocial model for the evolution and maintenance of homosexual behaviour in mammals and birds.
Responsibility: Aldo Poiani ; with a chapter by Alan Dixson.

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