Journals Higher Education



01 September 2012

432 Pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199931583

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Gay, Straight, and the Reason Why

The Science of Sexual Orientation

Simon LeVay

  • Neuroscientist Simon LeVay presents the best current summary of the science of sexual orientation.
  • This book marshals a wealth of evidence that points toward the radical new explanation that sexual orientation results primarily from an interaction between genes, sex hormones, and the developing brain.
  • LeVay illustrates how the same biological processes that influence a broad array of gendered traits are also the guiding factors behind a person's emerging sexuality.
  • The book contains a wealth of new evidence gathered since LeVay's last book on the topic, Queer Science.
  • It is presented in clear, straightforward prose that is accessible to everyone who has questions about what causes a person to grow up gay, straight, or bisexual.

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