Evolution's rainbow : diversity, gender, and sexuality in nature and people
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Berkeley, California : University of California Press, [2013].
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Central - Adult Nonfiction
305.3 ROUGH

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Book
Physical Desc
xv, 474 pages ; 24 cm
Language
English
ISBN
9780520280458, 0520280458

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General Note
Tenth Anniversary edition -- with a new preface by the author.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 409-459) and index.
Description
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. Witty, playful, and daring, this book will revolutionize our understanding of sexuality. --from Amazon.

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Roughgarden, J. (2013). Evolution's rainbow: diversity, gender, and sexuality in nature and people . University of California Press.

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Roughgarden, Joan. 2013. Evolution's Rainbow: Diversity, Gender, and Sexuality in Nature and People. Berkeley, California: University of California Press.

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Roughgarden, Joan. Evolution's Rainbow: Diversity, Gender, and Sexuality in Nature and People Berkeley, California: University of California Press, 2013.

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Roughgarden, Joan. Evolution's Rainbow: Diversity, Gender, and Sexuality in Nature and People University of California Press, 2013.

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