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Science  10 Sep 1999:
Vol. 285, Issue 5434, pp. 1681-1682
DOI: 10.1126/science.285.5434.1681

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The Two Sexes Growing Up Apart, Coming Together. Eleanor E. Maccoby. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA, 1998. 384 pp. $39.95, £25.95. ISBN 0-674-91481-3.

Maccoby examines how human development from infancy into adulthood is affected by gender. She finds childhood experiences in same-sex groups particularly important in shaping subsequent relations between males and females.