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Homosexual behaviour in animals : an evolutionary perspective

Author: Volker Sommer; Paul L Vasey
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Homosexual Behaviour in Animals will appeal to anyone interested in this area of sexology. Primarily aimed at graduate students and researchers in evolutionary biology, biological anthropology,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Volker Sommer; Paul L Vasey
ISBN: 9780521864466 0521864461
OCLC Number: 71798078
Description: ix, 382 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Homosexual behaviour in animals : topics, hypotheses and research trajectories / Paul L. Vasey and Volker Sommer --
Making the best of a bad situation : homosociality in male greylag geese / Kurt Kotrschal, Josef Hemetsberger and Brigitte Weiss --
Pink flamingos : atypical partnerships and sexual activity in colonially breeding birds / Catherine E. King --
Establishing trust : socio-sexual behaviour and the development of male-male bonds among Indian Ocean bottlenose dolphins / Janet Mann --
Going with the herd : same-sex interaction and competition in American bison / Hilde Vervaecke and Catherine Roden --
Exciting ungulates : male-male mounting in fallow, white-tailed and red deer / Ludek Bartoš and Jana Holečková --
Frustrated felines : male-male mounting in feral cats / Akihiro Yamnae --
The pursuit of pleasure : an evolutionary history of homosexual behaviour in Japanese macaques / Paul L. Vasey --
Getting to know you : female-female consortships in free-ranging rhesus monkeys / Ellen Kapsalis and Rodney L. Johnson --
A wild mixture of motivations : same-sex mounting in Indian langur monkeys / Volker Sommer, Peter Schauer and Diana Kyriazis --
Playful encounters : the development of homosexual behaviour in male mountain gorillas / Juichi Yamagiwa --
Social grease for females? : same-sex genital contacts in wild bonobos / Barbara Fruth and Gottfried Hohmann --
The evolution of male homosexuality : implications for human psychological and cultural variations / Dennis Werner --
Where do we go from here? : research on the evolution of homosexual behaviour in animals / Paul L. Vasey --
Against nature?! : an epilogue about animal sex and the moral dimension / Volker Sommer.
Responsibility: edited by Volker Sommer, Paul L. Vasey.
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