BooksEvolutionary Biology

The Wide Spectrum of Sex and Gender

Science  14 May 2004:
Vol. 304, Issue 5673, pp. 965-966
DOI: 10.1126/science.1097003

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Evolution's Rainbow Diversity, Gender, and Sexuality in Nature and People. by Joan Roughgarden. University of California Press, Berkeley, 2004. 480 pp. $27.50. ISBN 0-520-24073-1.

In this long-anticipated (and already controversial) work, Roughgarden discusses the origins and development of sexual and gender diversity in vertebrates. She argues against Darwinian sexual selection and a range of generally accepted scientific concepts and theories.