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Curvology
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Few things are as tantalizing as a woman s curves and yet, humans are the only mammals on earth whose females have curvy bodies. Why? And what does this unique body shape mean for us? In Curvology, researcher David Bainbridge uses his scientific know-how to get to the bottom of this anatomical mystery and to explore the social and psychological consequences of our cultural fixation with curves and fat.Bainbridge brings thorough and clear-headed scientific research to this topic, as well as an admirable understanding of the real-life ramifications of the fascinating statistics and provocative studies he cites. Blending evolutionary biology, cultural observation, and cutting-edge psychology, Bainbridge critically synthesize the science and history of women s body shape, from ancient homonids to the age of the selfie, offering insights into how women s bodies became objects of fascination and raising awareness about what this scrutiny does to our brains.Packed with controversial and compelling findings that drive us to think about the significance of our curves and what they mean for future generations, Curvology offers not just a compelling collection of facts and studies, but an endlessly fascinating take on evolution and its consequences."
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Curvologyis an excellent example of how modern evolutionary thinking goes well beyond the study of old, dry bones. These days, it encompasses such lively topics as the shape of our bodies and more critically of our minds. You may well disagree with some of this book (I do), but I think you ll agree that its worth your attention; it will likely challenge your thinking, while also adding to it --David P. Barash, author of Buddhist Biology" Bainbridge shares insightful musings on the nature and genesis of female physical dissatisfaction. Flush with fascinating statistical data. In this ode to the female form, Bainbridge, a Cambridge University-trained zoologist, explains why he thinks humans are the only animals with big hips and breasts. Critics rest easy, though a man wrote this book, Bainbridge recognizes that his state as a "forty-something Caucasian male" may not make him the "ideal person to write a book about human female body shape." He also brings women's voices into the book throughout with quotes at the beginning of each chapter from different interviewees. Representative of different ages and varying body mass index sizes, the anonymous interviewers have one thing in common: A general dissatisfaction with at least one aspect of their bodies. Curvology is an excellent example of how modern evolutionary thinking goes well beyond the study of old, dry bones. These days, it encompasses such lively topics as the shape of our bodies and - more critically - of our minds. You may well disagree with some of this book (I do), but I think you'll agree that its worth your attention; it will likely challenge your thinking, while also adding to it --David P. Barash, author of Buddhist Biology Curvologyis an excellent example of how modern evolutionary thinking goes well beyond the study of old, dry bones. These days, it encompasses such lively topics as the shape of our bodies and more critically of our minds. You may well disagree with some of this book (I do), but I think you ll agree that its worth your attention; it will likely challenge your thinking, while also adding to it --David P. Barash, author of Buddhist Biology"

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