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Why We Love: The Nature And Chemistry Of Romantic Love
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Henry Holt & Co
Publication date January 2, 2005
Pages 301
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780805077964
ISBN-10 0805077960
Dimensions 1 by 5.50 by 8.25 in.
Weight 0.64 lbs.
Original list price $17.99
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A revolutionary new study of the origins of love based on physiological research probes the human brain for insights into the origins of the sex drive, romance, and attraction, while also offering practical advice on how to control and channel these desires into healthy pursuits. Reprint. 60,000 first printing.
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"If you want flashes and particular experiences of romantic love, read novels. If you want to understand this central quality of human nature to its roots, read Why We Love."
Edward O. Wilson

In Why We Love, renowned anthropologist Helen Fisher offers a new map of the phenomenon of love―from its origins in the brain to the thrilling havoc it creates in our bodies and behavior. Working with a team of scientists to scan the brains of people who had just fallen madly in love, Fisher proved what psychologists had until recently only suspected: when you fall in love, specific areas of the brain "light up" with increased blood flow. This sweeping new book uses this data to argue that romantic passion is hardwired into our brains by millions of years of evolution. It is not an emotion; it is a drive as powerful as hunger.

Provocative, enlightening, engaging, and persuasive, Why We Love offers radical new answers to age-old questions: what love is, who we love―and how to keep love alive.



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Hardcover
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from Henry Holt & Co (February 1, 2004)
9780805069136 | details & prices | 320 pages | 6.50 × 11.00 × 1.00 in. | 1.28 lbs | List price $25.00
About: A study of the origins of love probes the human brain for insights into the origins of the sex drive, romance, and attraction, while offering advice on how to channel these desires into healthy pursuits.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780805077964
 
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Reprint edition from Henry Holt & Co (January 2, 2005)
9780805077964 | details & prices | 301 pages | 5.50 × 8.25 × 1.00 in. | 0.64 lbs | List price $17.99
About: A revolutionary new study of the origins of love based on physiological research probes the human brain for insights into the origins of the sex drive, romance, and attraction, while also offering practical advice on how to control and channel these desires into healthy pursuits.

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