Biology of Sex

By Alex Mills

© 2018

Biology of Sex is an interesting, lively, and intellectually challenging introduction to the biology of sex. Mills analyzes the biological basis of sex by introducing 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 of non-human species that cannibalize their partners during copulation, that do not fall within one of two biological sexes, and that “trick” others into raising their young. The author also explores questions such as “Is sex only for reproduction?” and “Why is sex fun?” Intended primarily for readers without a science background, Biology of Sex provides novel content from the non-human world to introduce the complex subject of sex and reproduction.

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  • Division: Higher Education
  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 448 pages
  • Illustrations: 120
  • Dimensions: 6.0in x 0.0in x 9.0in
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This text explains the biological aspects of human sex by using direct and intriguing comparisons with the many variations in sexual systems among non-human organisms.

Biology of Sex

By Alex Mills

© 2018

Biology of Sex is an interesting, lively, and intellectually challenging introduction to the biology of sex. Mills analyzes the biological basis of sex by introducing 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 of non-human species that cannibalize their partners during copulation, that do not fall within one of two biological sexes, and that “trick” others into raising their young. The author also explores questions such as “Is sex only for reproduction?” and “Why is sex fun?” Intended primarily for readers without a science background, Biology of Sex provides novel content from the non-human world to introduce the complex subject of sex and reproduction.

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Product Details

  • Division: Higher Education
  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 448 pages
  • Illustrations: 120
  • Dimensions: 6.0in x 0.0in x 9.0in
  • Author Information

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

    1. Introduction

    2. Reproduction and Sex

    3. Genetics of Sex: Inheritance

    4. Genetics of Sex: Chromosomes and DNA

    5. Sex Determination and Differentiation

    6. Sexual Anatomy and Physiology

    7. Sex and Evolution

    8. Sexual Selection

    9. Mating Systems

    10. Sexual Conflict