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The 7 Sexes: Biology of Sex Determination
by Elof Carlson
Few of us know much about the biology of sex determination, but what could be more interesting than to discover how we are shaped into males and females? In this book, Elof Carlson tells the incredible story of the difficult quest to understand how the body forms girls and boys. Carlson’s history takes us from antiquity to the present day to detail how each component of ...more
Kindle Edition, 256 pages
Published February 12th 2013 by Indiana University Press
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Very nice overview of sex determination from the genetic, cell, and biochemical perspectives. Can be a bit technical in parts, so at least some college level introductory genetics background would help. The number of things that can go wrong is mind boggling, but fortunately it works fine in most cases.