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

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Oxford University Press, Jan 26, 2012 - Science - 785 pages
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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 to incorporate 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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Contents

1 Darwin and friends
1
2 Primate classification and evolution
7
3 Mating systems
28
4 Mating tactics and reproductive success
68
5 Sexual behaviour and sexual response
128
6 Sociosexual bisexual and homosexual behaviour
200
7 Sexual selection and sexually dimorphic traits
232
8 Sperm competition
298
10 The development of sexually dimorphic behaviour
379
11 The ovarian cycle and sexual behaviour
430
12 The neuroendocrine regulation of sexual behaviour in the adult female
480
13 Hormones and sexual behaviour in the adult male
524
14 Socioendocrinology and sexual behaviour
593
15 Human sexuality in primatological perspective
624
References
643
Index
739

9 Sexual selection and genitalic evolution
334

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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 sexuality in primates and in other mammals. He has held posts at the Zoological Society of London (1976-1983), Medical Research Council UK (1983-1999), International Medical Research Centre in Gabon (1989-1992), Sub-Department of Animal Behaviour, University of Cambridge (1993-1998) and was Director of Conservation and Science at the Zoological Society of San Diego in the USA (1999- 2005). He is currently a professor in the School of Biological Sciences at Victoria University of Wellington, in New Zealand. Alan Dixson has authored, or co-authored, more than 140 papers and books.

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