Primate Sexuality Comparative Studies of the Prosimians, Monkeys, Apes, and Human Beings
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Description: Primate Sexuality is a uniquely comprehensive synthesis of our knowledge about the sexual behaviour of primates. In it, Alan Dixson reviews and integrates both the evolutionary biology and the physiological basis of sexual behaviour across the whole spectrum of primates, from prosimians to humans. Covering almost every aspect of primate sexuality, the book begins with an analysis of the history of research into primate sexual behaviour. Several chapters discuss the complex array of mating systems exhibited by primates, and the bewildering range of tactics which influence sexual interactions withing mating systems, and, ultimately, reproductive success. Sex selection, sperm competition, and the evolution of sexual dimorphism are explored. The book also reviews our current knowledge of the physiological aspects of sexuality, such as sexual differentation of the brain, hormonal mechanisms, the ovarian cycle, and the neuroendocrine regulation of sexual behaviour. No other book written on the subject of primate sexuality exhibits such comparative breadth or technical depth. Dixson has been working on primates for almost 30 years, and has put together an outstanding volume, drawing on and collating work from more than 2000 references. The work is illustrated throughout with hundreds of original drawings and figures. It will be welcomed by zoologists, anthropologists, and psychologists researching the sexual behaviour of primates, as well as by psychiatrists and clinicians with an interest in human sexuality.
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List price: $89.50
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/18/1999
Size: 7.75" wide x 10.00" long x 1.25" tall
|Darwin and Friends|
|Primate Classification and Evolution|
|Mating Tactics and Reproductive Success|
|Sexual Behaviour and Sexual Response|
|Sociosexual Behaviour and Homosexuality|
|Sexual Selection and Sexually Dimorphic Traits|
|Sexual Selection and Genitalic Evolution|
|Sexual Differentiation of the Brain and Behaviour|
|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|