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Academic & Professional Books  Evolutionary Biology  Evolution

Mating Males An Evolutionary Perspective on Mammalian Reproduction

By: Tim Glover(Author)
202 pages, b/w photos, b/w illustrations
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  • Mating Males ISBN: 9780521159579 Paperback Jul 2012 Usually dispatched within 6 days
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Examining mating from the male perspective, this book provides an overview of mammalian reproduction to illustrate the important role that male desire plays in the life of mammals. Written in a conversational style that will appeal to those without specialist knowledge of the field, it begins with a broad overview of sexual reproduction in mammals, explaining the importance of mixing genes, sexual selection and the concept of mating seasons. Subsequent chapters examine some of the most important aspects in detail including mating behaviour, the structure and function of the male organs of reproduction and their physiological control and modes of copulation. A final chapter considers human reproduction, explaining how our physical and social evolution have contributed to the development of sexual behaviour that is markedly different to that of other mammals, due in particular to the absence of oestrus and seasonality in the human female.



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Tim Glover is Emeritus Professor of Veterinary Anatomy at the University of Queensland. He has written over 100 papers on male reproduction and is the co-editor of Male Fertility and Infertility (Cambridge University Press, 1999).

By: Tim Glover(Author)
202 pages, b/w photos, b/w illustrations
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