Journals Higher Education



Published: 29 September 2010

432 Pages | 20 line-cuts and 3 half-tones

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

ISBN: 9780199737673

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Bookseller Code (02 |d Trade)

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
  • Marshalls 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
  • 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
  • Contains a wealth of new evidence gathered since LeVay's last book on the topic, Queer Science
  • 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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