Biological Exuberance by Bruce Bagemihl illustrates that self-correcti. Sexual Behavior: Biological Exuberance: Animal Homosexuality and Natural Diversity. Bruce Bagemihl, Biological Exuberance: Animal Homosexuality and Natural Diversity, New York: St. Martin’s Press, , pp., $ This book is in two parts. 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.

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Biology and sexual orientation Cross species sex Freemartin Hermaphroditism in animals Homosexuality and psychology Innate bisexuality List of animals displaying homosexual behavior Non-human primate experiments Norms of reaction Plant sexuality Sexual orientation Sexual orientation and medicine disambiguation Xq Why not 5 stars? Mar 23, marcali anc it as to-read.

Homosexual behavior in animals

The power of same-sex liaisons”. The Merck Manual of Veterinary Medicine appears to consider homosexuality among sheep as a routine occurrence and an issue to be dealt with as a problem of animal husbandry. Male homosexual behavior occurs both in the wild and in captivity, and it occurs in both adolescent and mature individuals. Bagemihl’s work, I just mean to say that it is lengthy.

Purchase access Subscribe now. Lavishly illustrated and meticulously researched, filled with fascinating facts and astonishing descriptions of animal behavior, Biological Exuberance is a landmark book that will change forever how we look at nature.


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Biological Exuberance: Animal Homosexuality and Natural Diversity by Bruce Bagemihl

The New York Times. Feb 17, Sarah rated it really liked it. The motivations for and implications of these behaviors have yet to be fully understood, since most species have yet to be fully studied.

Scientists perceive homosexual behavior in animals biolgoical different degrees. Buddy and Pedro, a pair of male African penguinswere separated by the Toronto Zoo to mate with female penguins.

Begemihl deftly manages his aim of producing a text that is both sufficiently scholarly and accessible for a non-specialist audience. Oct 03, Mary rated it it was amazing.

Others have argued that social organization theory is inadequate because it cannot account for some homosexual behaviors, for example, penguin species where male individuals mate for life and refuse to pair with females when given the chance. Animal Homosexuality and Natural Diversity. Mary randomly found this in a library in Providence, and I can’t believe I’d never heard of it!

In humans, the term is used homoseexuality describe individual sexual behaviors as well as long-term relationships, but in some usages connotes a gay or lesbian social identity. Both sexes display this form of mutual homosexual grooming and it is more common in males. The book contains two sections. MacmillanJan 15, – Science – pages.

The anx pinchers of male damselflies and dragonflies inflict characteristic head damage to females during sex. In addition, the biologicwl of the female-oriented rams expressed higher levels of aromatasea substance that converts testosterone to estradiola form of estrogen which is believed to facilitate typical male sexual behaviors. Privacy Policy Terms of Use. Get free access to newly published articles. Certain species of gecko also reproduce by parthenogenesis.


This is the gay animal “Bible”.

Males produce alarm pheromones to reduce such homosexual mating. Retrieved 13 December Nobody needs any Christian marmosets or dolphins protesting outside the publisher’s office.

Ultimately, empirical support from comprehensive endocrinological studies exist for both interpretations. Trivia About Biological Exuber By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. But bonobos are quite tolerant, perhaps because they use sex to divert attention and to defuse tension.

Purchase access Subscribe to JN Learning for one year. African and Asian males will engage in same-sex bonding and mounting. If ever you wanted a story about how even scientists sometimes see only what they want to see, read this book.