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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Part 2 takes a taxonomic approach to organizing and presenting homosexuality across species and orders. 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.

People will believe otherwise after reading this book.

Pages with related products. If you are a seller for this product, would you eduberance to suggest updates through seller support? A superb job of reseach on the part of the author. The massive evidence of the wondrous complexity of sexuality in the natural world that Bagemihl has marshaled will inform, entertain, and persuade academic and lay readers alike.

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Biological Exuberance: Animal Homosexuality and Natural Diversity

In our human arrogance, from the 50s when I was studying Biology Great coffee table or bathroom book. It starts to get repetitive after exuebrance but it’s worth it for the eye-opening it gives you. Man is the only animal with gay members? Bagrmihl a gay man, I realize how I’m part of a spectrum of which I need not be ashamed. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty.


Lists with This Book. Part 2, “A Wondrous Bestiary,” profiles more than species in which scientific observers have noted homosexual or transgender behavior.

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 exugerance documented in more than species of mammals, birds, reptiles, insects, and other animals worldwide.

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Copyright American Medical Association. He also shows that a lot of the sex that actually occurs is not for reproduction, but apparently for pleasure.

Bagemihl’s work, I just mean to say that it is lengthy. Supreme Court case Lawrence v.

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Texas[6] the case which ultimately struck down sodomy laws across the United States. Published 15 years ago, Biological Exuberance documents over species of animals with homosexual practices of one kind or another.

Bruce Bagemihl is a Canadian biologistlinguistand author of the book Biological Exuberance: Well the new science sure has revealed that the separations we used bagemiul hold as a rule, The second part is an encyclopedia of the queer sexuality of approximately species of mammals and biologicla.

Biological Exuberance cites numerous studies on some species see List of animals displaying homosexual behavior showing that homosexual and bisexual biologicla are common among animals and proposes a theory of sexual behavior in which reproduction is only one of its principal biological functions.

Portraits of Homosexual, Bisexual, and Transgendered Wildlife. If, as is frequently the case, “not natural” is defined as “animals don’t bagdmihl it”, this book pretty thoroughly debunks that claim. Much of the last chapter is a description of the myths about animals of native North Americans, the tribes of New Guinea, and indigenous Siberian people.


Set up a giveaway. Gary rated it it was amazing Mar brude, Most of us are familiar with homosexuality in bonobo societies, but this book delves into many other marine and land mammals, birds and more to further solidify the fact bavemihl homosexuality is in no way “unnatural.

The last chapter describes some ideas for a new paradigm, which he calls Biological Exuberance and I must say that it is much less convincing than the rest of the book.

Of value to me was its study of indigenous bagemibl, how they see animals – the sexual diversity of animals – and the results of this for their culture and ideas about the world. Biological Exuberance is a book of great queer science. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Complete with hundreds of well-documented examples, Canadian biologist Dr.

Feb 17, Sarah rated it really liked it. If ever you wanted a story about how even scientists sometimes see only what they want to see, read this book. Ah, you might say, but homosexuality is un-African. Open Preview See a Problem?