Astounding as it sounds, a number of scientists have actually argued that when a female Bonobo wraps her legs around another female ... while emitting screams of enjoyment, this is actually "greeting" behavior, or "appeasement" behavior ... almost anything, it seems, besides pleasurable sexual behavior.
Throw this book into the middle of a crowd of wildlife biologists and watch them scatter. But Bagemihl doesn't let the scientific community's discomfort deny him the opportunity to show "the love that dare not bark its name" in all its feathery, furry, toothy diversity. The second half of this hefty tome is filled with an exhaustive array of species that exhibit homosexuality, complete with photos and detailed scientific illustrations of the behaviors described. Biological Exuberance is a well-researched, thoroughly scientific, and erudite look at a purposefully neglected frontier of zoology. --Therese Littleton --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Not a fun read, but there is so much information here. I'm glad I got and read it.
The information is based on scientific studies, peer-reviewed work. Read more
In our human arrogance, from the 50s when I was studying Biology ...haha ...we were taught how exclusive humans were with our logic, creativity, tool use , problem solving, family... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Edwin B. Morel
I liked very much this book... It will help me to learn more about the homosexuality in the animal kingdom. Thanks.Published 13 months ago by Dhoone Menezes de Sousa
Lies and more lies from the liberals who promote filth to justify their deviant behavior. Whoever researched this is being paid to push a lie.Published 14 months ago by Katherine McChesney
I found Mr. Bagemihl's research to be thorough and his explanations very informative. In particular, his comparisons of four-legged animals and their sexuality to that of humans... Read morePublished on February 12, 2013 by Erin M. Gomyo
. .. Or do lions, tigers and bears give claw jobs? How about hoof jobs ( in the case with horses, camels, cows, bulls, oxen, .. etcetera )? Read morePublished on December 22, 2012 by Creepy Skulldini
Great photos and an easy read. This is a fascinating study of animal homosexuality. The radical religious won't like it.Published on December 7, 2012 by ranthes
This book is apparently intended to be a challenge to moralists, i.e. the author has a "political" agenda. I am not qualified to judge the data presented in this book. Read morePublished on October 14, 2012 by othoniaboys