Friday, October 22, 2010
Evolution's Rainbow: Diversity, Gender, and Sexuality in Nature and People - Joan Roughgarden
"An entrancing tale of sexual ambiguity in animals and people, but also that rarest of literary beasts--a science book written from the heart."
—Steve Jones, author of Darwin's Ghost
This brilliant and accessible work of biological criticism has the potential to revolutionize the way readers conceive of gender and sexuality in the natural world. Roughgarden, a professor of biology at Stanford University and a member of the Academy of Arts and Sciences, argues that the diversity of gender and sexuality one finds in many species suggests that evolutionary biologists of a strictly Darwinian bent are often misguided, since, according to Roughgarden, they erroneously assume a universally applicable gender binary in all species. Amazon
File size: 4.70 MB
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