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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No really, they are. Portraits of Homosexual, Bisexual, and Transgendered Wildlife.

Although gay himself, Bagemihl says he did not write his landmark book which he spent nine years researching simply because of his own sexual identity but rather because ‘the implications for humans are enormous. Archived from the original on February 17, In the tradition of biologkcal finest nonfiction, this is a book that will giological us to reexamine who we are and what we believe.

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

Biological Exuberance: Animal Homosexuality and Natural Diversity

Not a great read-through, though. 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.


This little-known book crushes any notion that homosexuality is anything other than just plain normal. See and discover other items: Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Looking forward to finding a copy when I get home. Esraa Adel rated it it was amazing Oct 23, You need this knowledge.

This page was last edited on 10 Octoberat Nobody needs any Christian marmosets or dolphins protesting outside the publisher’s office. Pages with related products.

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Who’s been keeping all this a secret? Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: Two ganders who work together as a mated pair?

In the first, “A Polysexual, Polygendered World,” Bagemihl examines the hidden assumptions behind the way scientists interpret homosexual behavior in animals. Apr 20, Steven Starkweather rated it liked it.

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Bagemihl does realize that some among us will never be convinced that homosexuality occurs freely and frequently in nature. I expect most people who read this long book will do as I have done–read part one completely and then selectively read about some particular animals in part two.

Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Part 2, “A Wondrous Bestiary,” profiles more than species in which scientific observers have noted homosexual or transgender behavior.


Homosexua Animals are totally gay. Even if you alr 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 mind-blowing book the five stars it deserves.

Biological Exuberance: Animal Homosexuality and Natural Diversity by Bruce Bagemihl

This is something that is all-encompassing. Biological Exuberance cites numerous studies on exuberancd 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.

Jennifer Jacobs rated it it was amazing Jul 02, 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. 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 the animal behavior he details i s understandable to the layperson.