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LeVay, Simon

Works: 35 works in 195 publications in 4 languages and 15,480 library holdings
Genres: Popular works  Fiction  History  Pictorial works  Exhibition catalogs  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Suspense fiction  Case studies  Miscellanea 
Roles: Author, Commentator, Contributor
Classifications: BF692, 576.839
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Most widely held works about Simon LeVay
Most widely held works by Simon LeVay
Gay, straight, and the reason why : the science of sexual orientation by Simon LeVay( Book )

21 editions published between 2010 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What causes a child to grow up gay or straight? In this book, the author, a neuroscientist 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. He helped create this field in 1991 with a much-publicized study in Science magazine, where he reported on a difference in the brain structure between gay and straight men. Since then, an entire scientific discipline has sprung up around the quest for a biological explanation of sexual orientation. In this book, he provides a clear explanation of where the science stands today, taking the reader on a whirlwind tour of laboratories that specialize in genetics, endocrinology, neuroscience, cognitive psychology, evolutionary psychology, and family demographics. He describes, for instance, how researchers have manipulated the sex hormone levels of animals during development, causing them to mate preferentially with animals of their own gender. He also reports on the prevalence of homosexual behavior among wild animals, ranging from Graylag geese to the Bonobo chimpanzee. Although many details remain unresolved, the general conclusion is quite clear: A person's sexual orientation arises in large part from biological processes that are already underway before birth. He also makes it clear that these lines of research have a lot of potential because, far from seeking to discover "what went wrong" in the lives of gay people, attempting to develop "cures" for homosexuality, or returning to traditional explanations that center on parent-child relationships, various forms of "training," or early sexual experiences, our modern scientists are increasingly seeing sexual variety as something to be valued, celebrated, and welcomed into society
Here be dragons : the scientific quest for extraterrestrial life by David Koerner( Book )

19 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Here Be Dragons, astronomer David Koerner and neurobiologist Simon LeVay offer a scientifically compelling and colorful account of the search for life beyond Earth."
Queer science : the use and abuse of research into homosexuality by Simon LeVay( Book )

16 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Research into homosexuality exemplifies both the promise and the danger of science applied to human nature. LeVay argues that the question of causation should not be the crucial issue in the gay-rights debate, but that science does have an important contribution to make. It can help to demonstrate that the traditional and still prevalent view of homosexuality - as a mere set of behaviors that anyone might show - is inadequate, and that gays and lesbians are in a real sense a distinct group of people within the larger society with a privileged insight into their own natures
The earth in turmoil : earthquakes, volcanoes, and their impact on humankind by Kerry E Sieh( Book )

2 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 975 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Earth in Turmoil describes earthquakes and volcanoes from the point of view of scientists who are trying to understand their causes and forecast future activity. Volcanologists risk their lives to scoop samples from an erupting volcano's throat. Geologists scratch at the desert floor, looking for traces of ancient tremors. Seismographers track and interpret the sudden movements of rock deep beneath the Earth's surface. All of them are finding and fitting together pieces of a grand puzzle - the fathomless mystery of Earth's fitful evolution. Organized according to region, The Earth in Turmoil focuses on volcanic and seismic hazards across the United States, offering lively accounts of past disasters and predictions for the future, including a final chapter on how people can mitigate the damaging effects of earthquakes and volcanoes through individual and collective action
City of friends : a portrait of the gay and lesbian community in America by Simon LeVay( Book )

5 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 662 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"City of Friends offers a practical, intelligent, and well-informed overview of what it means to be gay or lesbian. The authors seek to help gay men and women, as well as their families and friends, to better understand the institutions and communities that make up the most culturally and ethnically diverse minority in America today."--Jacket
When science goes wrong : twelve tales from the dark side of discovery by Simon LeVay( Book )

12 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 606 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... Brings together twelve of the most shocking stories of scientific failure in recent history"--Page 4 of cover
Human sexuality by Simon LeVay( Book )

27 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in English and held by 510 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Boek over de menselijke seksualiteit met enkele lgtb-relevante hoofdstukken
Healing the brain : a doctor's controversial quest for a cell therapy to cure Parkinson's disease by Curt Freed( Book )

6 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents the 1995 experiment by which Parkinson's disease sufferers were treated by grafting human stem cells onto their brains, tracing the events that unfolded in the months afterwards, including a heated moral debate over embryonic stem-cell medicine
The donation of Constantine : a novel by Simon LeVay( Book )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the middle of the eighth century the decaying city of Rome lies defenseless against the advance of the war-mongering Lombards. The new Pope, Stephen II, appeals for help from the Eastern Emperor, but none arrives. In desperation the Pope's younger brother and a visiting nun risk their own souls to change the course of history. Based on real people and actual events, this is a tale of intrigue, illicit passion, war, and the struggle for control of medieval Europe. -- Publisher
Mount St. Helens : photographs by Frank Gohlke( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pride divide( Visual )

2 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the producers of the award-winning Last Call at Maud's, comes this ground breaking exploration of the gender gap between gays and lesbians. Politically united against global homophobia, they are poles apart on many life issues. Oddly enough, their struggle of male versus female mirrors many traditional conflicts inherent to straight relationships. The gay and lesbian community is not immune to gender conditioning. Here is the classic battle of the sexes from a totally new perspective, leavened with humor. The film looks at the issues around male domination versus female submission; promiscuousness versus commitment; exaltation of the body versus the spirit; AIDS versus breast cancer support. We hear about the subtle chauvinism by gay activists who excluded lesbians from their political and social life, especially in the conformist 1950s. Now, however, both sides seem willing to discuss these differences openly. Individuals involved in this dialogue include Martin Duberman, Barney Frank, Barbara Gittings, Simon LeVay, Camille Paglia and others. This lively film is sure to rouse discussion. A presentation of the Independent Television Service with funding provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting
Albrick's gold by Simon LeVay( Book )

6 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A scientist tries to stop an unethical U.S. Navy program to transform homosexuals into straight men. Dr. Roger Cavendish discovers that a biologist at his university is transplanting aborted fetal tissue into ROTC cadets. One side effect is the cadets become highly aggressive. By the author of Queer Science
Discovering human sexuality by Simon LeVay( Book )

10 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This alternative version of LeVay and Baldwin's acclaimed text Human Sexuality is more accessible to students with a limited background in biology, but maintains the evidence-based approach and readability of the original. The language and terminology throughout are more comprehensible, making it suitable for interdisciplinary study
Gay si nasce? : le radici dell'orientamento sessuale by Simon LeVay( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in Italian and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cosa fa sì che un bambino o una bambina cresca omosessuale o eterosessuale? Simon LeVay indaga l'orientamento sessuale da una prospettiva biologica e lo considera il risultato dell'interazione tra geni, ormoni sessuali e processi di sviluppo a livello cerebrale e somatico. In un famoso lavoro pubblicato su Science nel 1991, LeVay aveva identificato una differenza nella struttura dell'ipotalamo di uomini gay ed eterosessuali: da allora un numero crescente di ricercatori si è dedicato allo studio delle radici biologiche dell'orientamento sessuale. In questo libro LeVay spiega in modo accessibile a tutti i risultati finora raggiunti dalla ricerca, conducendo il lettore in un viaggio affascinante nei laboratori di genetica, endocrinologia, neuroscienze, psicologia cognitiva e psicologia evoluzionistica. La conclusione generale è chiara: differenze genetiche, variabilità dei processi biologici ed effetti del feedback ambientale interagiscono in maniera complessa nei diversi individui determinando l'orientamento sessuale e le sue sfumature
Eine elektronenmikroskopische Untersuchung am Corpus geniculatum laterale des Affen: Die synaptischen Verbindungen und die Effekte der Augenenukleation by Simon LeVay( Book )

4 editions published in 1971 in German and English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kuia saiensu : Dōseiai o meguru kagaku gensetsu no hensen( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in Japanese and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The earth in turmoil : earthquakes, volcanoes, and their impact on humankind by Kerry E Sieh( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sexual brain by Simon LeVay( )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conference on human sexuality : focusing on homosexuality and ordination by Conference on Human Sexuality( Visual )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

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Here be dragons : the scientific quest for extraterrestrial lifeQueer science : the use and abuse of research into homosexualityThe earth in turmoil : earthquakes, volcanoes, and their impact on humankindCity of friends : a portrait of the gay and lesbian community in AmericaWhen science goes wrong : twelve tales from the dark side of discoveryHuman sexualityHealing the brain : a doctor's controversial quest for a cell therapy to cure Parkinson's diseaseMount St. Helens : photographs