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Biology of Sex

by (author) Alex Mills

Publisher
University of Toronto Press
Initial publish date
May 2018
Category
General, Human Anatomy & Physiology, Evolution, General
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9781487593384
    Publish Date
    May 2018
    List Price
    $184.00
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781487593377
    Publish Date
    May 2018
    List Price
    $83.00
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781487593391
    Publish Date
    May 2018
    List Price
    $64.00

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Description

Biology of Sex is a lively and intellectually challenging textbook. Mills analyzes the biological basis of sex by considering genetic, physiological, and evolutionary principles. In order to explain the biological aspects of human sex, he uses direct and intriguing comparisons with the many variations in sexual systems among non-human organisms. Text boxes provide fascinating examples: non-human species that cannibalize their partners during copulation, organisms that do not fall within one of two biological sexes, and species that “trick” others into raising their young. The author also explores questions such as: “Is sex only for reproduction?”, “Why is sex pleasurable?”, and “What are the roots of sexual conflict?” Intended primarily for readers without a science background, Biology of Sex provides novel content from the human and non-human worlds to introduce the complex subject of sex and reproduction.

About the author

Alex Mills is Associate Lecturer in the Department of Biology at York University.

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