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Description - The Case of the Female Orgasm by Elisabeth A. Lloyd

Why women evolved to have orgasms - when most of their primate relatives don't - is a persistent mystery among evolutionary biologists. In pursuing this mystery, Elisabeth Lloyd arrives at another: how could anything as inadequate as the evolutionary explanations of the female orgasm have passed muster as science? A judicious and revealing look at all twenty-one evolutionary accounts of the trait of human female orgasm, Lloyd's book is at the same time a case study of how certain biases steer science astray.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780674022461
ISBN-10: 0674022467
Format: Paperback
(202mm x 130mm x 20mm)
Pages: 320
Imprint: Harvard University Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2006
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Elisabeth A. Lloyd

Elisabeth A. Lloyd is Arnold and Maxine Tanis Chair of History and Philosophy of Science and Professor of Biology, Indiana University.

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