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The Differences between the Sexes (Paperback)

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Paperback 496 Pages / Published: 04/08/1994
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In most animals, from bees to bison, house flies to humans, it is possible to see at a glance whether an individual is male or female. How and why have these differences in appearance and behaviour developed and what are the nature and extent of the differences between men and women? This book reviews the latest molecular, genetic, hormonal, anatomical and behavioural data in a wide range of species in a series of lively and highly readable articles from the world's leading experts in this field. Such an overview has never before been attempted. It will have a wide appeal, especially to undergraduates and graduates in the biological and medical sciences, and will help to bridge the gap between those who study genes and molecules in the laboratory and those who study the behaviour of animals in the wild.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521448789
Number of pages: 496
Weight: 720 g
Dimensions: 228 x 153 x 22 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
'A beautiful collection of reviews and essays on one of the central problems of modern biology ... excellent value for money for researchers and students alike.' A. Loudon, New Scientist
' ... encourages argument based on scientific observation.' John Bignall, The Lancet
'This book will be read with pleasure by anyone who is a biology graduate and who has a deep curiosity about animals. Its outstanding strengths are the panoramic breadth of its subject matter, the authority of its authors and (with a few exceptions) the accessibility of its language. I would not hesitate to recommend it as an undergraduate text.' Trends in Genetics
"...the first book in this field to span the full breadth of modern biology from studies of reproductive success in wild animals to lively reviews of sex-determining mechanisms and the evolution of the sex chromosomes...a beautiful collection of reviews and essays on one of the central problems of modern biology: the causes and evolution of the differences between the sexes...represents excellent value for the money for researchers and students alike." Andrew Loudon, New Scientist
"Cambridge University Press's series on 'Reproduction in Mammals' is justly famous for its clear and interesting presentation of up-to-date information and theory. The Differences Between the Sexes continues in this tradition; indeed, so well done is it that it almost makes for bedtime reading....[T]his is an essential reference for all workers in the field." Alexander H. Harcourt, Nature
"...this book's value is that it encourages argument based on scientific observation." John Bignall, Lancet

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