Journals Higher Education



Published: 06 November 2008

280 Pages | numerous halftones and figures


ISBN: 9780199545582

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Sex, Size and Gender Roles

Evolutionary Studies of Sexual Size Dimorphism

Edited by Daphne J. Fairbairn, Wolf U. Blanckenhorn, and Tamás Székely

  • First book to investigate the genetic, developmental and physiological basis of sexual size dimorphism found within and among major taxonomic groups
  • Integrates adaptive hypotheses with mechanistic studies to produce a comprehensive and authoritative overview
  • Inherent attractiveness of the subject matter makes this ideally suited to graduate discussion groups
  • Carefully edited by a team of world-renowned specialist in the field to ensure a coherence of style and approach between chapters