Sex Differences

Sex Differences

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Sex Differences serves as an advanced text for courses in evolutionary and human biology, psychology, and sexuality and gender studies. It also serves as a reference source for academic professionals in these disciplines. The book covers the evolution of sex and sex differences, and sex differences and sexual strategies in non-human and human animals. The final chapter addresses issues of sex and gender in interpersonal relationships, organizations and politics. Diagrams, graphs, charts, and tables illustrate key concepts; cartoons and photos provide visual breaks and an element of humor. Key Features * Examines sexual differences from a multi-level comparative approach * Contains a thorough coverage of literature through 1998 and into 1999 * Illustrates pages with a generous use of cartoons, photos, figures, and diagrams * Invites bonus learning with special interest boxes interspersed throughout text * Presents a critical analysis * Includes a combination of feminist and evolutionary thinkingHolism, or system theory, takes the view that an entitity is aquot;greater than the sum of its parts, aquot; so to understand it, you must ... The answer to this question is aquot;yesaquot;: the laws of physics and chemistry continue to operate on the molecules that make up ... than currently exist, and natural selection, being neither purposeful nor directed, can have a variety of end results. ... now called the Cretaceous period, for example, humans (and many other species) would not exist; without plate tectonics, anbsp;...

Title:Sex Differences
Author:Linda Mealey
Publisher:Academic Press - 2000-04-13


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