Primate Sexuality: Comparative Studies of the Prosimians, Monkeys, Apes, and Humans

Paperback | March 5, 2013

byAlan F. Dixson

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Primate Sexuality provides an authoritative and comprehensive synthesis of current research on the evolution and physiological control of sexual behaviour in the primates - prosimians, monkeys, apes, and human beings. This new edition has been fully updated and greatly expanded throughout toincorporate a decade of new research findings. It maintains the depth and scientific rigour of the first edition, and includes a new chapter on human sexuality, written from a comparative perspective. It contains 2600 references, almost 400 figures and photographs, and 73 tables.

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Primate Sexuality provides an authoritative and comprehensive synthesis of current research on the evolution and physiological control of sexual behaviour in the primates - prosimians, monkeys, apes, and human beings. This new edition has been fully updated and greatly expanded throughout toincorporate a decade of new research findings...

Alan Dixson was educated in England at the University of Nottingham, where he obtained a BSc in Zoology (1970) and at the University of Birmingham Medical School, where he was awarded a PhD (1973) and a DSc in Biological Sciences (1993). His research has involved comparative studies of reproductive biology and the evolution of sexualit...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:808 pagesPublished:March 5, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199676615

ISBN - 13:9780199676613

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Table of Contents

1. Darwin and friends2. Primate classification and evolution3. Mating systems4. Mating tactics and reproductive success5. Sexual behaviour and sexual response6. Socio-sexual, bisexual, and homosexual behaviour7. Sexual selection and sexually dimorphic traits8. Sperm competition9. Sexual selection and genitalic evolution10. The development of sexually dimorphic behaviour11. The ovarian cycle and sexual behaviour12. The neuroendocrine regulation of sexual behaviour in the adult female13. Hormones and sexual behaviour in the adult male14. Socioendocrinology and sexual behaviour15. Human sexuality in primatological perspectiveReferencesIndex

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"A fascinating, comprehensive, up-to-date and unparalleled synthesis of our current knowledge about primate sexuality." --Dr Andreas Paul, University of Gottingen, Germany