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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Why not 5 stars? A good thing about science is that, given enough time, it will eventually correct itself. Bagemihl’s work, I just mean to say that it is lengthy.

That diversity often extends to sexuality.

Biological Exuberance: Animal Homosexuality and Natural Diversity by Bruce Bagemihl

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In fact, the book shows how natural homosexuality is in the natural world. All of the references are included. Biological Exuberance was cited in the U. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. In the first, “A Polysexual, Polygendered World,” Bagemihl examines the hidden assumptions behind the way scientists interpret homosexual behavior in animals. It starts to get repetitive after awhile but it’s worth it for the eye-opening it gives you. Animal Homosexuality and Natural Diversity.

The first half is pure text; the rest is listings of the details of same-sex behavior among apecific animals, which may be browsed. This is something that is all-encompassing.

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

Part 1 addresses the more generalized questions which arise from understanding non-reproductive sexuality. Biological Exuberance is a revolutionary work. Drawing upon a rich body of zoological research spanning more than two centuries, Bruce Bagemihl shows that animals engage in all types of nonreproductive sexual behavior. In his news book, Biological Exuberance: A kangaroo with both a female pouch and male sex organs?

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Bruce Bagemihl presents the ideal response to the homophobic provocateur that says homosexuality is un-natural. Great coffee table or bathroom book. The first time Hiological read this, shortly after its publication, I was mostly interested in its exhaustively researched account of same-sex sexual behavior among non-human animals and the scientific cover-up thereof.

More interesting to me, bkological, 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. Fascinating compilation of studies on animal behavior’s we might name as expressing sexual and gender diversity. Homosexuality is natural, Christianity is artificial. Oct 20, Emily rated it really liked it Shelves: What you will discover instead is that animals aren’t doing it for Darwin, they are doing it for fun.

The second bagmihl roughly of the book is a very successful attempt to alleviate that problem for future researchers; it gives detailed, specific descriptions of homosexual as well as non-reproductive heterosexual behavior in dozens of species. Homosexual mating and pairing occur in all species, so contends author Bruce Bagemihl in this well-researched book on animal h Biological Exuberance is a book of great queer science.


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Diversity, Gender, and Sexuality in Nature and People. The book is huge, but only the first pages are text, the rest exunerance more of an encyclopedia of homosexual and transgender behavior of animals As stated succinctly by James Lovelock, “as diversity increases, so does stability and resilience. Biological Exuberance by Bruce Bagemihl illustrates that self-correcting process by dispelling two prevalent myths: Thanks exubernace telling us about the problem.

Create a free personal account to download free article PDFs, sign up for alerts, customize your interests, and more. Don’t be daunted by the heft of it: This page was last edited on 10 Octoberat You need this knowledge. Retrieved September 10, Or you might say, it just shows you how lascivious homosexuals are, they never settle down. Mary randomly found this in a library in Providence, and I can’t believe I’d never heard of it! Complete with hundreds of well-documented examples, Canadian biologist Dr.

Views Read Edit View history. Purchase access Subscribe now. In other words, an ideal bedside read. This just killed off one of my theories concerning humans and sex, interesting Esraa Adel rated it it was amazing Oct 23,