Originally published in 1914, this book contains a study of the causes that lead to the appearance of males and females in a number of species, including humans. Doncaster uses simple language to appeal to a non-specialist audience, and the text is illustrated with a number of plates illustrating the differences between the sexes in insects, birds and mammals. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in the history of science.
|Publisher:||Cambridge University Press|
|Product dimensions:||5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.47(d)|
Table of Contents
1. The problem; 2. The nature and function of sex; 3. The stage of development at which sex is determined; 4. Sex-limited inheritance; 5. The material basis of sex-determination; 6. The sex-ratio; 7. Secondary sexual characters; 8. The hereditary transmission of secondary sexual characters; 9. Hermaphroditism and gynandromorphism; 10. General conclusions on the causes which determine sex; 11. The determination of sex in man; Glossary; List of works referred to; Index.