Biology of Sex: Biol-10210




 Evolution (General)

Evolution: fact and theory (from the archive)


Genetic concepts (a web-based learning resource aimed at non-science audience)

Clermont College - Meiosis

Clermont College - Mitosis

Meiosis and Sexual Reproduction

Human Genome Project


Nature: Nature of Sex

Nature: Triumph of Life

 Sex Determination, Differentiation, Gender

About Gender (a book in progress; sections on genetics, development, neurobiology, and hormonal interactions)

Mating Behavior, Parental Care

Sexual Cannibalism (Sciencelives; popular article)

Evolutionary Psychology, Sociobiology, Politics

Sex I.D.: Find out how your mind works

Book review (evolutionary psychology), "Male, Female; The Evolution of Human Sex Differences", by David C. Geary


Boys and Girls are Different: Men, Women, and the Sex Difference (1995)

Evolution: Why Sex (2001)

Evolution: The Mind's Big Bang (2001)

Human Animal: Nature and Nurture (1987)

One plus One: A Natural History of Sexuality (2000)

Sex and the Healthy Gene Pool (1987)

The Life of Birds: Finding Partners (1999)

The Life of Birds: Demands of the Egg (1999)

Life in the Undergrowth (2006)

The Nature of Sex: Primal Instinct (1992)

The Nature of Sex: A Time and a Place (1992)

The Nature of Sex: The Sex Contract (1992)

The Nature of Sex: A Miracle in the Making (1992)

The Nature of Sex: The Young Ones (1992)

The Nature of Sex: Sex and the Human Animal (1992)

Trials of Life: Continuing the Line (1991)

Trials of Life: Courting (1991)

Trials of Life: Growing Up (1991)

Triumph of Life: The Mating game (2001)

Understanding Sex (1994)

What Females Want: part 1, what females want (2008)

What Females Want: part 2, what males will do (2008)


Alcock, John. 2005. Animal Behavior: an Evolutionary Approach. 8th edition. Sinauer Associates, Inc. ISBN 0-87893-005-1

Alcock, John.  2001.  The Triumph of Sociobiology.  Oxford Univ. Press.  ISBN 0-19-514383-3

Baker, Robin. 1996. Sperm Wars: The Science of Sex. Harper-Collins Publishers Inc. ISBN 0-465-08179-7

Barash, David P.; Lipton, Judith Eve, 2001.  The Myth of Monogamy: Fidelity and Infidelity in Animals and People. W. H. Feeman and Co. ISBN 0-7167-4004-4

Barash, D.P., Lipton, J.E. 1997.  Making Sense of Sex: How Genes and Gender Influence Our Relationships.  Island Press. ISBN-10: 1559634529
ISBN-13: 978-1559634526

Barash, David P.; Lipton, Judith Eve, 2001.  Gender Gap: The Biology of Male-Female Differences [Paperback].  Transaction Publishers   ISBN-10: 0765808862  ISBN-13: 978-0765808868

Barash, David P.; Barash, Nanelle R., 2006.  Madame Bovary's Ovaries: A Darwinian Look at Literature [Paperback].  Delta.  ISBN-10: 0385338023 ISBN-13: 978-0385338028

Birkhead, Tim, R.2000. Promiscuity: an Evolutionary History of Sperm Competition.  Harvard Univ. Press.  ISBN 0674004450

Blum, Deborah. 1997. Sex on the Brain: The Biological Differences between Men and Wonen. ISBN 0-670-86888-4

Choe, Jae C.; Crespi, Bernard J. 1997 (editors). Mating Systems in Insects and Arachnids. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-58029-3

Daly, Martin; Wilson, Margo. 1983. 2nd edition. Sex, Evolution, and Behavior. Wadsworth Publishing Co., Inc. ISBN 0-87150-767-6

Eberhard, William G. 1985. Sexual Selection and Animal Genitalia. Harvard University Press. ISBN 0-674-80284-5

Eberhard, William G. 1996.  Female Control: Sexual Selection by Cryptic Female Choice. Princeton Univ. Press.  ISBN 0-691-01085-4 (pbk.)

Eugenides,  Jeffrey, 2007. Middlesex: A Novel (Oprah's Book Club) [Paperback].  Picador  ISBN-10: 0312427735 ISBN-13: 978-0312427733

Forsyth, Adrian. 1986. A Natural History of Sex: The Ecology and Evolution of Sexual Behavior. Charles Scribner's Sons. ISBN 0-684-18338-2

Gonzales, Laurence, 2011.  Lucy [Paperback].  Vintage ISBN-10: 0307473902 ISBN-13: 978-0307473905

Gruen, Sara, 2011. Ape House: A Novel [Paperback] Spiegel & Grau  ISBN-10: 038552322X ISBN-13: 978-0385523226

Hamilton, W.D. 2001.  Narrow Roads of Gene Land, vol. 2: Evolution of Sex.  Oxford Univ. Press.  ISBN 0 19 850336 9 (pbk.)

Horstman, Judith, 2011. The Scientific American Book of Love, Sex and the Brain: The Neuroscience of How, When, Why and Who We Love [Hardcover].  Jossey-Bass ISBN-10: 0470647787 ISBN-13: 978-0470647783

Judson, Olivia. 2002.  Dr. Tatiana’s Sex Advice to All Creation.  Metropolitan Books, Henry Holt & Co.  ISBN 0-8050-6331-5

King, Bruce M. 2002.  Human Sexuality Today (4th edit.).  Prentice Hall.  ISBN 0-13-034072-3

Krebs, J.R.; Davies, N.B. 1987. An Introduction to Behavioural Ecology. Blackwell Scientific Publications. ISBN 0-87893-428-6

Lancaster, Roger N., 2003. The Trouble with Nature: Sex in Science and Popular Culture [Paperback]. University of California Press  ISBN-10: 0520236203  ISBN-13: 978-0520236202

Long, J.A. 2012.  The Dawn of the Deed: The Prehistoric Origins of Sex.  University of Chicago Press.  ISBN-10: 0226492540
ISBN-13: 978-0226492544

Low, Bobbi S. 2000. Why Sex Matters: A Darwinian Look at Human Behavior. Princeton University Press. ISBN 0-691-02895-8

Margulus, Lynn; Sagan, Dorion. 1986. Origins of Sex: Three Billion Years of Genetic Recombination. Yale University Press. ISBN 0-300-03340-0, 0-300-04619-7 (paperback)

Mayr, Ernst. 1997. This is Biology: The Science of the Living World. Harvard University Press. ISBN 0-674-88468-X

Mealey, Linda, 2000. Sex Differences: Developmental and Evolutionary Strategies. Academic Press. ISBN 0-12-487460-6 [TEXTBOOK FOR COURSE]

Michod, Richard, 1996.  Eros and Evolution: A Natural Philosophy of Sex [Paperback].  Perseus Books.  ISBN-10: 0201442329  ISBN-13: 978-0201442328

Miller, Geoffrey.  2000.  The Mating Mind: How Sexual Choice Shaped the Evolution of Human Nature.  Anchor Books, Random House. ISBN 0-385-49517-X (pbk.)

Mortimer-Sandilands, Catriona; Erickson, Bruce, 2010. Queer Ecologies: Sex, Nature, Politics, Desire [Paperback].  Indiana University Press. ISBN-10: 0253222036 ISBN-13: 978-0253222039

Quirk, Joe, 2008.  It's Not You, It's Biology.: The Science of Love, Sex, and Relationships [paperback].  Running Press .  ISBN-10: 076243256X ISBN-13: 978-0762432561

Ridley, Matt, 1993.  The Red Queen: Sex and the Evolution of Human Nature.  Penguin Books.  ISBN 0-14-02.4548-0 (pbk.)

Roach, Mary, 2008.  Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex [Paperback].  Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company.  ISBN-10: 0393334791  ISBN-13: 978-0393334791

Rodgers, Joann Ellison, 2001.  Sex: a Natural History.  Times Books.  ISBN 0-7167-3744-2

Ryan, C., Jetha, C. 2011.  Sex at Dawn: How We Mate, Why We Stray, and What It Means for Modern Relationships.  Harper Perennial; ISBN-10: 0061707813
ISBN-13: 978-0061707810

Smith, Robert L. 1984 (editor). Sperm Competition and the Evolution of Animal Mating Systems. Academic Pres. ISBN 0-12-652570-6

Sparks, John. 1999. Battle of the Sexes: The Natural History of Sex. TV Books, L.L.C. ISBN 1-57500-152-7

Thornhill, Randy; Alcock, John. 1983. The Evolution of Insect Mating Systems. Harvard Univeristy Presss. ISBN 0-674-27180-7

Thornhill, R.; Palmer, Craig T. 2000.  A Natural History of Rape.  Mass. Inst. of Technol. ISBN 0-262-20125-9 (pbk.)

Williams, George. 1975. Sex and Evolution. Princeton University Press. ISBN 0-691-08147-6, 0-691-08152-2 (paperback)

Wilson, Edward O. 2000. Sociobiology: A New Synthesis. 25th Anniversary edition. Harvard University Press. ISBN 0-674-00089-7, 0-674-00235-0 (paperback)

Zuk, Marlene, 2002.  Sexual Selections: What we can and can’t learn about Sex from Animals.  Univ. of Calif. Press.  ISBN 0-520-21974-0

Zuk, Marlene, 2011.  Sex on Six Legs: Lessons on Life, Love, and Language from the Insect World [Hardcover].  Houghton Mifflin Harcourt  ISBN-10: 015101373X ISBN-13: 978-0151013739

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