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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Two ganders who work together as a mated pair? Two female bears raising their four cubs together? A homosexualjty with both a female pouch and male sex organs? Who’s been keeping all this a secret? 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.
Homosexual mating and pairing occur in all species, so contends author Bruce Bagemihl in this well-researched dievrsity on animal homosexualities. Bagemihl is a biologist and researcher who went from teaching to working at Microsoft, and now he’s produced one phenomenal book on gay, lesbian, bisexual, and tr ansgendered animal life. Bagemihl first shows how past biologists and anthropologists have 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 hmosexuality passive, and not about mating or affection between animals, even though it was often the identical mating behavior as the heterosexually-oriented animals.
In this often lively, but sometimes overwhelmingly encyclopedic study and listing of homosexual diversity in the animal kingdom, the author has done a phenomenal job of bringing science into a popular idiom so that anjmal animal behavior he details i s understandable to the layperson.
Portraits of Homosexual, Bisexual, and Transgendered Wildlife. The essence of Biological Exuberance is that natural systems are divedsity as much by abundance and excess as they are by limitation and practicality. In the second major section of the book, the author breaks his studies down into individual animal species and subgroupings of species.
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 fxuberance one of the most readable scientifically-based books of the year.
Hardcoverpages. Published June 3rd by Profile Books first published January 15th To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Biological Exuberanceplease sign up. Be the first to homoseuality a question about Biological Exuberance. Lists with This Book. Mar 23, marcali marked it as to-read. Nov 26, Bill rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Biology students, Christians, Muslims. The perfect antidote for the Christian folks who believe homosexuality is “evil” or a “tool of Satan”.
This little-known book crushes any notion that homosexuality is anything other than just plain normal. The animal kingdom is rife with examples of homosexual behavior. Many of the animals studied preferred same-sex couplings their entire lives.
Bagemihl’s effort should be made available to high school biology students, college students Wh The perfect antidote for the Christian folks who believe homosexuality is “evil” or a “tool of Satan”.
Why not 5 stars? The author tries to cram every single example he found into this massive book – highly repetitive and laden with dense text. Best used as a reference or text book. My vote for best book on the planet? Can I just say to Bruce Bagemihl, few have ever done such service to the general public with a book.
It changes your ideas. You need this knowledge. It’s not merely about gay animals – though there’s no end of them. Of value to me was its study of indigenous peoples, how they see animals – the sexual diversity of animals – and the results of this for their culture and ideas about the world. Znimal 11, Clifton rated it it was amazing.
nxtural If there is any clear-thinking person who still believes homosexuality is not natural, he or she should read this book. Published 15 years ago, Biological Exuberance documents over species of animals with homosexual practices of one kind or another. A superb job of reseach on the part of the author.
This meticulously researched and documented account catalogues mammals, birds, fish and others demonstrating what humans would call long term exuberacne and heterosexual relationships, bisexuality, cross-dressing as well as transgender transformation, group sex, masturbation and the use of sex toys — just to name a few examples. Ah, you might say, but homosexuality is un-African.
Biological Exuberance: Animal Homosexuality and Natural Diversity
You never see homosexual elephants or lions. Among African Elephants, same-sex activity … may be preceded by a great deal of caressing and affectionate behaviours. And the catalogue of lion homosexuality is similar, including trios and mating circles. Or you might say, it just shows you how lascivious homosexuals are, they never settle down. Both male and female homosexual pairs in many species form long-term childraising bonds, for example several gull, tern and goose species amongst birds, and among mammals the list includes grizzly bears, red foxes, warthogs, seals and even cheetahs.
In the case of females, the pair might raise their own biological offspring, while male pairs often “adopt” young.
And so it goes on. This book is pages long, meticulously exubsrance, and includes two major sections. There is also a useful section on how it came to be that animal homosexuality was so seriously overlooked in centuries of biological observation. If ever you wanted a story about how even scientists sometimes see only what they want to see, read this book. Dec 19, Chon Mkliiry rated it really liked it.
Whether you are bioligical in evolutionary biology, sociobiology, the aand 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. Part 1 addresses the more generalized questions which arise from understanding non-reproductive sexuality.
Part 2 takes a exubsrance approach to organizing and niological homosexuality across species and orders. Most of us are familiar with homosexuality in Whether you are interested in evolutionary homoseuxality, 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. 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 that homosexuality is in no way “unnatural.
Animals are totally gay. No really, they are. This is the gay animal “Bible”. I don’t mean to cast aspersions on Dr. Bagemihl’s work, I just mean to say that it is lengthy. It does have far more facts than the Bible, but the total mass of the volume is roughly equivalent. This book should not be read by superstitious animals who were raised to believe that homosexuality is wrong. Nobody needs any Christian marmosets or dolphins protesting outside the publisher’s office.
Homosexua Animals are totally gay. Homosexuality is natural, Christianity is artificial. Jan 26, Delia rated it liked it.
Homosexual behavior in animals
The writing is a bit repetitive but the pictures are Fantastic. Sep 19, Shaun rated it really liked it Recommended to Shaun by: Mary randomly found this in a library in Providence, and Exuberande can’t believe I’d never heard of it! I’ve just thumbed through it uomosexuality far – it’s set up much like an encyclopedia with tons of provocative illustrations and photos.
I’ve been a big nerd on nature books and field guides since I was a little boy in Nebraska wanting to be a naatural biologist in Floridaand this is probably one of the most exciting “nature” books I’ve seen in years! Looking forward to finding a copy when I get home. Sep 22, Janet Ashley rated it it was amazing Shelves: Ibological animals are gay! My favorite part is reading how field scientists have covered up, condemned and made excuses in scholarly publications for the obviously gay behavior of the animals they were studying The book is huge, but only the first pages are text, the rest is more of an encyclopedia of homosexual and transgender behavior of animals Oct 08, Jessica Hurst rated it it was amazing Shelves: This is the rare science book that is both thorough AND entertaining.
It reignited my passion for zoology. I highly recommend it bioolgical anyone who is interested in animal behavior. Aug 04, Kristen Coffin rated it liked it Shelves: I probably wouldn’t read this if I was of exubetance mind that “homosexuality is a sin” or “a choice” unless you’re looking to be more open minded or learn something.
Because it is a fact that same sex partnerships occur in nature for reasons more that “there weren’t any opposite gender animals around. Feb 15, Bruno Bitencourt rated it it was amazing. It’s very informative and truthful. I’m just re-reading the first pages in preparation for something I’m writing, but I’ll go ahead and log this so that I can give this hoosexuality book the five stars it deserves.