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John Maynard Smith, 3 February 1983

The Theory of Sex Allocation 
by Eric Charnov.
Princeton, 355 pp., £29.80, December 1982, 0 691 08311 8
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... was proposed by R.A. Fisher in 1930, in his book The Genetical Theory of Natural Selection. Now Eric Charnov has devoted a whole book to the topic, and to the related questions of why some species consist of hermaphrodites instead of separate sexes, and of how hermaphrodites allocate their time and energy between the two sexual functions. His book is ...

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