A brilliant and important exercise in exposing the limitations of received opinion, this book presents to the lay reader and specialist alike an exhaustively argued. by. Bruce Bagemihl. · Rating details · ratings · 25 reviews. Biological Exuberance is a book of great queer science. Two ganders who work together as . A good thing about science is that, given enough time, it will eventually correct itself. Biological Exuberance by Bruce Bagemihl illustrates that self-correcti.

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View all 3 comments. Stonewall Inn Editions Paperback Paperback: Retrieved 18 September Bagemihl is a biologist and researcher who went from teaching to working at Microsoft, and now he’s produced one phenomenal book on gay, lesbian, bisexual, and tr ansgendered animal life. Animal Homosexuality and Natural Diversity. Trivia About Biological Exuber Homosexual mating and pairing occur in all species, so contends author Bruce Bagemihl in this well-researched book on animal homosexualities.

He served on the faculty of University of British Columbia, and he earned a Ph. No trivia biologcal quizzes yet.

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Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Bruce Bagemihl is a Canadian biologist, linguist, and author of the book Biological Exuberance: Register for email alerts with links to free full-text articles Access PDFs of free articles Manage your interests Save searches and receive search alerts.

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He has also published several essays and scientific articles on issues related to language, biology, gender, and sexuality. A Publishers Weekly Best Book One of the New York Public Library’s “25 Books to Remember” for Homosexuality in its myriad forms has been scientifically documented in more than species of mammals, birds, reptiles, insects, and other animals worldwide.


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See and discover other items: In the first, “A Exuberanve, Polygendered World,” Bagemihl examines the hidden assumptions behind the way scientists interpret homosexual behavior in animals. That diversity often extends to sexuality. More interesting to me, though, is the speculation on the sexual origins of language and culture in chapter 2 and the devastating examination in chapter 3 of bigotry in the biological sciences in over two hundred years of observations of animal homosexuality.

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Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract biolpgical followers and customers. Finally, he arrives at the question that the reader has been waiting for for almost pages: I’m just re-reading the first pages in preparation for something I’m writing, but I’ll go ahead and log this so that I can give this mind-blowing book the five stars bruxe deserves.

It changes your ideas. Part 2, “A Wondrous Bestiary,” profiles more than species in which scientific observers have noted homosexual or transgender behavior.

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I highly recommend it to anyone who is interested in animal behavior. Biological Exuberance thus offers a hypothesis for the maintenance within populations of homosexual behaviors and other behaviors that are often presumed to be at odds with reproduction. A grand expose of the diversity biologifal animal species.


As a result, there is still widespread belief among scientists and the public that animal homosexuality is rare or nonexistent. Privacy Policy Terms of Use. Bruc the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: His book on homosexuality in animals was cited by the Exuberancee Psychiatric Association and other groups in their amici curiae brief to the United States Supreme Court in Lawrence v.

He served on the faculty of University of British Columbiawhere he taught linguistics and cognitive science, [3] and earned a Ph.

Biological Exuberance: Animal Homosexuality and Natural Diversity

Also, a lot of animal homosexuality that has been recognized as such has simply been excluded from the published reports. Start reading Biological Exuberance on your Kindle in under a minute.

Even if you already know the gist of it same-sex courtship, affection, pair-bonding, parenting, and sex have been observed among hundreds of species of animalsit’s worth the effort to read this book, both because details matter and because, in the course of introducing and discussing these findings, Bagemihl raises numerous important questions about sex, gender, and human-animal relations.

Retrieved March 10, Aug 04, Kristen Coffin rated it liked it Shelves: Animal Homosexuality and Natural Diversity, Have youever had a conversation with someone who vehemently opposes homosexuality, and uses as one of their arguments that “it isn’t natural”?

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