The Determination of Sex

The Determination of Sex

by L. Doncaster


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The Determination of Sex by L. Doncaster

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781107492844
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 03/12/2015
Pages: 226
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.

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