Evolution and Our Reproductive Physiology

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Science  03 Aug 2001:
Vol. 293, Issue 5531, pp. 809-810
DOI: 10.1126/science.1062184

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On Fertile Ground A Natural History of Human Reproduction. Peter Ellison. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA, 2001. 368 pp. $27.95. ISBN 0-674-00463-9.

Ellison explores human reproduction from the perspectives of anthropology, ecology, and evolutionary biology. His discussion ranges from the experiences of subsistence farmers in African rain forests to developments in modern fertility clinics.