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Author Thornhill, Randy.
Title The evolutionary biology of human female sexuality / Randy Thornhill and Steven W. Gangestad.
Imprint Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008.

Author Thornhill, Randy.
Subject Women -- Sexual behavior.
Evolution (Biology)
Sex (Biology)
Biological Evolution.
Sexual Behavior -- physiology.
Fertility -- physiology.
Menstrual Cycle -- physiology.
Sex Characteristics.
Alt Name Gangestad, Steven W.
Description 1 online resource (x, 411 pages) : illustrations
polychrome rdacc
Note digitized 2010 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve pda
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 331-392) and index.
Contents Background and overview of the book -- Methodology -- Extended female sexuality -- The evolution of human mating systems and parental care -- Female ornaments and signaling -- The evolution of women's permanent ornaments -- Good genes and mate choice -- Estrus -- Women's estrus -- Women's estrus, pair-bonding, and extra-pair sex -- Concealed fertility -- Coevolutionary processes : men's counterstrategies and women's responses to them -- Reflections.
Summary Research conducted in the last fifteen years has placed in question many of the traditional conclusions scholars have formed about human female sexuality. Though conventional wisdom asserts that women's estrus has been evolutionarily lost, Randy Thornhill and Steven W. Gangestad assert that it is present, though concealed. Women, they propose, therefore exhibit two sexualities each ovulatory cycle-estrus and sexuality outside of the estrous phase, extended sexuality-that possess distinct functions. Synthesizing research in behavioral evolution and comparative biology, the authors provide a new.
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Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010.
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780199712496 (electronic bk.)
0199712492 (electronic bk.)
9780195340983 (cloth ; alk. paper)
0195340981 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9780195340990 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
019534099X (pbk. ; alk. paper)
OCLC # 265732721
Additional Format Print version: Thornhill, Randy. Evolutionary biology of human female sexuality. Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008 0195340981 9780195340983 (DLC) 2008002779 (OCoLC)191127507

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