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Primate Sexuality: Comparative Studies of the Prosimians, Monkeys, Apes, and Human Beings Paperback


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  • Paperback: 560 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA (February 18, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 019850182X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0198501824
  • Product Dimensions: 9.6 x 7.5 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,688,894 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Dixson's book mirrors the breadth and depth of his research career spent unraveling the puzzle of primate sexuality. ...he is sensitive to the social implications of the study of sexuality and sex differences and the potential pitfalls associated with interpretation of such data."--Current Anthropology


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Alan Dixson is at University of Cambridge.

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Peter Gray on January 25, 2000
Format: Paperback
Dixson pulls together an unbelievable amount of information in this book. After presenting good background on sexual selection and mating systems, he launches into a review of anything you could want to know about primate mating behavior and the mechanistic basis for it. I read this book for a graduate seminar. It is highly recommended as a resource to anthropologists, biologists, primatologists for info on topics as varied as ovarian cycles in New World monkeys to axillary organs in gorillas.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Amanda Dixson on February 27, 2000
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"On more than 500 pages, with more than 2000 references, many tables, and hundreds of beautiful illustrations,Dixson provides a fascinating, comprehensive, up-to-date and unparalleled synthesis of our current knowledge about primate sexuality ." Andreas Paul University of Gottingen, Germany.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By prime8 on October 8, 2002
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Dixson's book is a very good collection of the published works of others and makes a very handy reference for students of primate sexuality. The text was thorough and included a review of neuroendocrine systems in nonhuman primates, which is especially useful to anyone considering the molecular basis of sexual behavior. It is a technical, comprehensive text and is especially useful in outlining the gaps in our understanding. All in all, an excellent addition to the library of a primatologist.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amanda Dixson on April 2, 2000
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Alan Dixson has drawn together an impressive body of literature in this landmark volume. The book takes a comparative perspective, seeking a seamless review from prosimians through humans, and viewing this taxonomic diversity from a Darwinian and phylogenetic perspective. Primate sexuality is an essential starting point in this field and a must for every primatologist's library.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amanda Dixson on February 27, 2000
Format: Hardcover
"It is going to be and extremely important source of information and ideas for many years. There is no other book like it for primates, and I suspect none for any other Order." Professor A.H. Harcourt, UC Davis, USA.
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