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Author LeVay, Simon.

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

Imprint Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2011.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  155.3 L575g 2011    ---  Available
 Pittsburg 2nd Fl Non-Fiction  155.3 Lev    ---  Available
Description xvii, 412 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 309-392) and indexes.
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.
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.
Source Donated by the SEK Chapter 2/14 PPL
Subject Sexual orientation.
Sex (Psychology)
Sex (Biology)
ISBN 9780199737673 (acid-free paper)

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