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The Resource The biology of homosexuality, Jacques Balthazart

The biology of homosexuality, Jacques Balthazart

Label
The biology of homosexuality
Title
The biology of homosexuality
Statement of responsibility
Jacques Balthazart
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "In this fascinating book, Jacques Balthazart presents a simple description of the biological mechanisms that are involved in the determination of sexual orientation in animals and also presumably in humans. Using scientific studies published over the last few decades, he argues that sexual orientation, both homosexual and heterosexual, is under the control of embryonic endocrine and genetic phenomena in which there is little room for individual choice. The author begins with animal studies of the hormonal and neural mechanisms that control the so-called instinctive behaviors and analyzes how this animal work may potentially apply to humans. The book does not focus exclusively on homosexuality, however. Instead, the book acts as a broader guide to the biological basis of sexual orientation, and also discusses important gender differences that may influence sexual orientation. While firmly grounded in the scientific literature, this text is developed for a broader audience and will be of interest to psychologists, researchers, students, and anyone interested in the biological factors that determine our sexuality"--Provided by publisher
  • "This book summarizes evidence indicating that, contrary to the commonly held belief, human sexual orientation is controlled by a set of hormonal, genetic and possibly immunological factors acting mostly prenatally"--Provided by publisher
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
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1949-
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Balthazart, J.
Dewey number
306.76/6
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ76.25
LC item number
.B35 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Oxford series in behavioral neuroendocrinology
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Homosexuality
  • Sexual orientation
  • MEDICAL / Neuroscience
  • MEDICAL / History
Label
The biology of homosexuality, Jacques Balthazart
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
727705003
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 188 pages
Isbn
9780199838820
Lccn
2011036460
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)727705003
Label
The biology of homosexuality, Jacques Balthazart
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
727705003
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 188 pages
Isbn
9780199838820
Lccn
2011036460
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)727705003

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