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Biological exuberance : animal homosexuality and natural diversity

Author: Bruce Bagemihl
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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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. Sexual and gender expression in the animal world displays exuberant variety, including same-sex courtship, pair-bonding, sex, and co-parenting - even instances of lifelong homosexual bonding in species that do not have lifelong heterosexual  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Bruce Bagemihl
ISBN: 0312192398 9780312192396 031225377X 9780312253776
OCLC Number: 39281997
Description: xiii, 751 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
Contents: pt. I.A Polysexual, Polygendered World. 1. The Birds and the Bees. 2. Humanistic Animals, Animalistic Humans. 3. Two Hundred Years of Looking at Homosexual Wildlife. 4. Explaining (Away) Animal Homosexuality. 5. Not for Breeding Only: Reproduction on the Periphery of Life. 6. A New Paradigm: Biological Exuberance --
pt. II. A Wondrous Bestiary: Portraits of Homosexual, Bisexual, and Transgendered Wildlife. Primates. Marine Mammals. Hoofed Mammals. Other Mammals. Waterfowl and Other Aquatic Birds. Shore Birds. Perching Birds and Songbirds. Other Birds --
Appendix: Other Species.
Responsibility: Bruce Bagemihl ; illustrated by John Megahan.
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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. Sexual and gender expression in the animal world displays exuberant variety, including same-sex courtship, pair-bonding, sex, and co-parenting - even instances of lifelong homosexual bonding in species that do not have lifelong heterosexual bonding.

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