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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It reignited my passion for zoology. People will believe otherwise after reading this book. The essence of Biological Exuberance is that natural systems are driven as much by abundance exubegance excess as they are by limitation and practicality. 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.

Diversity, Gender, and Sexuality in Nature and People. The perfect antidote for the Christian folks who believe homosexuality is “evil” or a “tool of Satan”.

Assumptions that tend to explain animal homosexuality out of existence are carefully analyzed as are the double standards often used in characterizing behaviors as sexual when they involve members of the other but not the same sex. Please try again later. Animal Homosexuality and Natural Diversity. No really, they are. Stonewall Inn Editions; 1st edition April 10, Language: For the casual reader, this section may get somewhat repetitive and boring after a while; if so, skimming it for exubernace general feel for the subject may be sufficient if one feels disinclined to read all the way through it.

Get free access to newly published articles Create a personal account or sign in to: Not a great read-through, though. 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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Write a customer review. Fascinating, page-turning in its own way, and full of pictures of homosexual matings and sexual congress among our furry and feathered friends, Biolobical Exuberance biologicap one of the most readable scientifically-based books of the year. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. This book should not be read by superstitious animals who were raised exuberanec believe that homosexuality is wrong.

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Jennifer Jacobs rated it it was amazing Jul 02, Each profile is a verbal and visual “snapshot” of one or more closely bageihl bird or mammal species, containing all the documentation required to support the author’s often controversial conclusions. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty.

exuuberance Get to Know Us. If you want to know what the birds and the bees are doing when Jerry Falwell isn’t looking, this is the place to find out. Retrieved from ” https: Purchase access Subscribe now. It does have far more facts than the Bible, but the total mass of the volume is roughly equivalent.

Biological Exuberance: Animal Homosexuality and Natural Diversity

In fact, he shows that some of these myths contain more facts about animals than you can find in any scientific text. Can I just say to Bruce Bagemihl, few have ever done such service to the general public with a book. No trivia bagenihl quizzes yet.

Portraits of Homosexual, Bisexual, and Transgendered Wildlife. Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: Learn more about Amazon Prime. Brucr superb job of reseach on exuberajce part of the author. Biological Exuberance cites numerous studies on some species see List of animals displaying homosexual behavior showing that homosexual and bisexual behaviors are common among animals and proposes a theory of sexual behavior in which reproduction is only one of its principal biological functions.

Not a fun read, but there is so much information here. The first time I read this, shortly after its publication, I was mostly interested in its exhaustively researched vruce of same-sex sexual behavior among non-human animals and the scientific cover-up thereof. When I started reading this chapter I began to wonder if I had accidentally picked up a different book, but in the end he makes a connection between the myths and biological reality. Would you like to tell us about a lower price?


Gary rated it it was amazing Mar 19, 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 bioological in the biological sciences in over two hundred years of observations of animal homosexuality. Available at Quatrefoil Library in St.

Sign in to make a comment Sign in to your personal account. Open Preview See a Problem? This little-known book crushes any notion that homosexuality is anything other than just plain normal. Bagemihl first shows how past biologists and anthropologists bruc made their errors in reportage regarding observations in the field of homosexual behavior among the beasts interestingly enough, all homosexual behavior tended to be called either aggressive or passive, and not about mating or affection between animals, even though it was often the identical mating behavior as the heterosexually-oriented animals.

This is a great book for learning about animal sexual behavior in general, and same-sex behavior in particular.

Kindle Edition Biologcial Purchase. I enjoyed it greatly. Most of us are familiar with homosexuality in Whether you are interested in evolutionary biology, sociobiology, the continuum of “human” behaviors found in animals, or just telling that douchebag at the bar who says “homosexuality isn’t natural” that he’s full of shit, this book delivers.