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Anatomy of Love: A Natural History of Mating, Marriage, and Why We Stray
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Updated edition from W W Norton & Co Inc (March 30, 2017)
9780393349740 | details & prices | 400 pages | List price $15.95
About: Captivates the reader answers all those puzzling questions that caused your mother or priest or guidance counselor or gym teacher to blame God and or hormones Her prediction of a more open and egalitarian order provides a compelling and hopeful vision for the future THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRERLove at first sight the copulatory gaze dinner dates jealousy intimacy homesexuality infidelity Dr Helen Fisher an anthropologist at the American Museum of Natural History explains it all in this four million year history of the human species She demystifies much about romance and pairing that we tend to believe is willfull or just plain careless She offers new explanations for why men and women fall in love marry and divorce and discusses the future of sex in a way that will surprise you First published in 1992 Helen Fisher s fascinating New York Times Anatomy of Love quickly became a classic Since then Fisher has conducted pioneering brain research on lust romantic love and attachment gathered data on more than 80 000 people to explain why you love who you love and collected information on more than 30 000 men and women on sexting hooking up friends with benefits and other current trends in courtship and marriage And she presents a new scientifically based and optimistic perspective on relationships in our digital age what she calls slow love This is a cutting edge tour de force that traces human family life from its origins in Africa over 20 million years ago to the Internet dating sites and bedrooms of today And it s got it all the copulatory gaze and other natural courting ploys the who when where and why of adultery love addictions her discovery of four broad chemically based personality styles and what each seeks in romance the newest data on worldwide biologically based patterns of divorce how and why men and women think differently the real story of women men and power the rise and fall of the sex