Evolution's Rainbow by Joan Roughgarden audiobook
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Evolution's Rainbow: Diversity, Gender, and Sexuality in Nature and People, with a New Preface

By Joan Roughgarden
Read by Carrington MacDuffie

Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio 9780520280458

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781713617617

  • ISBN: 9781713617617

Category: Nonfiction/Science
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

In this innovative celebration of diversity and affirmation of individuality in animals and humans, Joan Roughgarden challenges accepted wisdom about gender identity and sexual orientation. A distinguished evolutionary biologist, Roughgarden takes on the medical establishment, the Bible, social science—and even Darwin himself. She leads the reader through a fascinating discussion of diversity in gender and sexuality among fish, reptiles, amphibians, birds, and mammals, including primates. Evolution's Rainbow explains how this diversity develops from the action of genes and hormones and how people come to differ from each other in all aspects of body and behavior. Roughgarden reconstructs primary science in light of feminist, gay, and transgender criticism and redefines our understanding of sex, gender, and sexuality. A new preface shows how this witty, playful, and daring book has revolutionized our understanding of sexuality.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction/Science
Audience: Adult
Language: English