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The Resource Eve's rib : the biological roots of sex differences, Robert Pool

Eve's rib : the biological roots of sex differences, Robert Pool

Label
Eve's rib : the biological roots of sex differences
Title
Eve's rib
Title remainder
the biological roots of sex differences
Statement of responsibility
Robert Pool
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Why are the sexes different? Is it because men and women are taught by society to think and behave in sex-typical ways? Or are the sexes different by nature? For a quarter of a century, the dominant view has been that if males and females were treated the same from the time they were born, most sex differences would disappear. In Eve's Rib, Robert Pool describes a new understanding of the sexes that has been emerging over the past decade. When little boys play with trucks and little girls with dolls, or when females talk of feelings and males of facts and rules, the reasons are deeper than the sexes being taught to behave differently by society. The roots of these differences lie in the womb. Scientists know that a person's physical sex is determined in the womb by sex hormones. But unlike the Biblical story of creation, in which God created Eve from Adam's rib, the female body plan is actually the "standard" human plan - a fetus will automatically become female unless it is exposed to male hormones. And, as Eve's Rib describes, bodies are not the only things shaped by these hormones in the womb. From before birth, the brains of males and females are different in distinct, predictable ways, and these differences underlie much of the mental, emotional and psychological variation between the sexes. Eve's Rib explores its subject by talking to the scientists doing the research, many of whom are women who find themselves facing a dilemma: They themselves have had to overcome many of the stereotypes about women, and they believe strongly in equality between the sexes, yet their research indicates that in some ways the sexes will never be the same. Their resolutions of this quandary demonstrate how sex differences can be accepted without accepting sexual inequality. The research described in Eve's Rib ranges from rats confused about their sex to humans taking tests of math and verbal ability, and from women exposed to high levels of testosterone in the womb to men who looked like girls until they reached puberty. What emerges from these disparate images is an unfinished but recognizable portrait of the real differences between men and women, a portrait that may ultimately reveal the true nature of our humanity
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1955-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pool, Robert
Dewey number
612.6
Index
index present
LC call number
QP81.5
LC item number
.P66 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 1994 E-788
  • QS 640
NLM item number
P821e 1994
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sex differences
  • Sex differences (Psychology)
  • Sex Characteristics
  • Sex differences
  • Sex differences (Psychology)
  • Seksualiteit
  • Sekseverschillen
  • Biologische aspecten
Label
Eve's rib : the biological roots of sex differences, Robert Pool
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 261-298) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Different but equal -- A tale of two sexes -- Beyond the birds and the bees -- Echoes of the womb -- My brain's bigger than your brain -- Not quite the opposite sex -- Variations on a theme -- Raging hormones -- Nature/nurture -- Echoes of the past -- Where do we go from here?
Control code
ocm29255048
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
308 p.
Isbn
9780517592984
Lccn
93039793
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o29255048
  • (OCoLC)29255048
Label
Eve's rib : the biological roots of sex differences, Robert Pool
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 261-298) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Different but equal -- A tale of two sexes -- Beyond the birds and the bees -- Echoes of the womb -- My brain's bigger than your brain -- Not quite the opposite sex -- Variations on a theme -- Raging hormones -- Nature/nurture -- Echoes of the past -- Where do we go from here?
Control code
ocm29255048
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
308 p.
Isbn
9780517592984
Lccn
93039793
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o29255048
  • (OCoLC)29255048

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