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Published: 17 February 2015

645 Pages

9 x 10 inches

ISBN: 9781605352756

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Discovering Human Sexuality

Third Edition

Simon LeVay, Janice Baldwin, and John Baldwin

Sinauer Associates is an imprint of Oxford University Press

  • The authors, all experienced writers and teachers, ensure that the text is fully accessible, engaging, and relevant to students of diverse backgrounds.
  • An evidence-based approach is employed: statements are supported by data, ideas presented are tested or testable, and recommendations are based on research.
  • References are fully documented, citing original sources.
  • Diversity--sexual, as well as racial, ethnic, and religious (as it affects sexuality)--is emphasized.
  • Full-color illustrations give complex topics a visual representation that gracefully parallels and clarifies the accompanying text.
  • Boxes (76 in all) provide breaks from the steady flow of the text and allow students to consider specific issues in a more relaxed and informal way. Box themes include: Controversies; Biology of Sex; Cultural Diversity; Research Highlights; Sexual Health; Sex in History; Personal Points of View; and Society, Values, and the Law.

New to this Edition:

  • Coverage of recent sex-related developments in research, medicine, law, politics, and social trends has been added.
  • Two substantial new appendices--on sex and sexuality from an evolutionary perspective and the role of the nervous system in sexual functioning--provide for more advanced learning while leaving the main text accessible to students with more limited backgrounds in biology.
  • Many new boxes, illustrations, FAQs, and references.

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