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The Resource Gay, straight, and the reason why : the science of sexual orientation, Simon LeVay

Gay, straight, and the reason why : the science of sexual orientation, Simon LeVay

Label
Gay, straight, and the reason why : the science of sexual orientation
Title
Gay, straight, and the reason why
Title remainder
the science of sexual orientation
Statement of responsibility
Simon LeVay
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
What causes a child to grow up gay or straight? In this book, neuroscientist Simon LeVay summarizes a wealth of scientific evidence that points to one inescapable conclusion: Sexual orientation results primarily from an interaction between genes, sex hormones, and the cells of the developing body and brain. In this revised edition LeVay broadens his horizons. He adds a new chapter on bisexuality, reviews some uncommon forms of sexuality such as asexuality and pedophilia, and considers whether there could be a biological basis for subtypes of gay people such as "butch" and "femme" lesbians
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
LeVay, Simon
Dewey number
155.3/4
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BF692
LC item number
.L476 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2016 H-526
  • BF 692
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sexual orientation
  • Sex (Psychology)
  • Sex (Biology)
  • Sexuality
  • Sexuality
  • Sex (Biology)
  • Sex (Psychology)
  • Sexual orientation
Label
Gay, straight, and the reason why : the science of sexual orientation, Simon LeVay
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
What is sexual orientation? -- Why we need biology -- The outline of a theory -- Childhood -- Characteristics of gay and straight adults -- The role of sex hormones -- The role of genes -- The brain -- The body -- The older-brother effect -- Beyond gay and straight -- Conclusions
Control code
ocn945433998
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
Second edition.
Extent
xiv, 246 pages
Isbn
9780190297374
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2016006377
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40026297586
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780190297374
  • (OCoLC)945433998
Label
Gay, straight, and the reason why : the science of sexual orientation, Simon LeVay
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
What is sexual orientation? -- Why we need biology -- The outline of a theory -- Childhood -- Characteristics of gay and straight adults -- The role of sex hormones -- The role of genes -- The brain -- The body -- The older-brother effect -- Beyond gay and straight -- Conclusions
Control code
ocn945433998
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
Second edition.
Extent
xiv, 246 pages
Isbn
9780190297374
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2016006377
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40026297586
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780190297374
  • (OCoLC)945433998

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