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Primate sexuality : comparative studies of the prosimians, monkeys, apes, and humans

Author: Alan F Dixson
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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A comprehensive synthesis of current knowledge of the evolution and physiological control of sexual behaviour in the primates - the prosimians, monkeys, apes, and humans. No other book written on the  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alan F Dixson
ISBN: 9780199544646 0199544646 9780199676613 0199676615
OCLC Number: 778123209
Description: xxii, 785 pages : illustrations, map ; 26 cm
Contents: Darwin and friends --
Primate classification and evolution --
Mating systems --
Mating tactics and reproductive success --
Sexual behaviour and sexual response --
Sociosexual, bisexual, and homosexual behavior --
Sexual selection and sexually dimorphic traits --
Sperm competition --
Sexual selection and genitalic evolution --
The development of sexually dimorphic behavior --
The ovarian cycle and sexual behaviour --
The neuroendocrine regulation of sexual behaviour in the adult female --
Hormones and sexual behaviour in the adult male --
Socioendocrinology and sexual behaviour --
Human sexuality in primatological perspective.
Responsibility: Alan F. Dixson ; foreword by Robert D. Martin.

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The book's greatest strength is in Dixon's comparative approach: detailed evidence from all 6 primate superfamilies is brought together and used critically to examine theories of primate, both Read more...

 
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