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Sex, Reproduction and Darwinism

By: Filomena de Sousa (Editor), Gonzalo Munévar (Editor)

288 pages, 14 b/w illustrations, 3 tables

Pickering & Chatto Publishers

Hardback | Jul 2012 | #200460 | ISBN-13: 9781848932647
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NHBS Price: £59.99 $73/€67 approx

About this book

This collection of essays looks at sexuality and reproduction from an evolutionary perspective. Covering experimental discoveries as well as theoretical investigations, the volume explores the relationship between evolution and other areas of human behaviour.

"This book addresses an exciting topic and includes sections on some of the most relevant and interesting issues in relation to sexuality and reproduction from an evolutionary point of view. The variety of perspectives allows readers to appreciate the complexity of the topics under discussion."
- Inmaculada de Melo-Martin, Weill Cornell Medical College - Cornell University


Part I: Reproduction, Mortality and Evolution
1 From Birth to Death: The Evolution of Life Histories in Guppies (Poecilia reticulata) - David N Reznick
2 If We Have Sex, Do We Have to Die? - Ronald de Sousa

Part II: Reproduction without Sex?
3 The Genomic Consequences of Asexual Reproduction - Ken Kraaijeveld and Jens Bast
4 Evolution and Illusion - Jagdish Hattiangadi

Part III: Sex without Reproduction?
5 Evolutionary Theory, Constructivism and Male Homosexuality - Pieter R Adriaens, Andreas De Block and Lesley Newson
6 Darwinism and Homosexuality - Gonzalo Munevar
7 The Evolution of Female Orgasm: New Evidence and Response to Feminist Critiques - Elisabeth Lloyd

Part IV: Sexual Selection and Morality
8 Altruism and Sexual Selection - Lucrecia Burges, Camilo J Cela-Conde and Marcos Nadal
9 The Role of Sex and Reproduction in the Evolution of Morality and Law - Julia Sandra Bernal

Part V: Sex, Reproduction and Evolutionary Psychology
10 Symmetry and Evolution: A Genomic Antagonism Approach - William M Brown
11 Beauty, Bacteria and the Faustian Bargain - Victor S Johnston

Part VI: Eugenics from Natural to Social Selection
12 Darwin's Care for Humanity - Eve-Marie Engels
13 Reproduction and Social Selection: The Eugenics Maelstrom of Science, Intelligentsia and Reformers - Filomena de Sousa

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