David Bainbridge - Author

About the Author

David Bainbridge was trained in veterinary surgery and zoology at Cambridge University, where he now teaches Clinical Veterinary Anatomy. He is the author of three previous books: on pregnancy, on the biology of sex and sexuality, and on the brain.

Featured books by David Bainbridge

Curvology The Origins and Power of Female Body Shape

Curvology The Origins and Power of Female Body Shape

Author: David Bainbridge Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/02/2015

In Curvology, Cambridge Professor of Veterinary Anatomy David Bainbridge applies the science of evolutionary biology and cutting-edge psychology to women's bodies, to explain why the human female is the only female animal to have curves and how these curves rule our lives, by influencing not only sexual selection but also social hierarchy and self-image. Written in lucid and engaging prose, Bainbridge's unique brand of popular science also draws on illuminating references from art history, contemporary media culture, and a range of first-person interviews with some actual human women. Offering a level-headed and fresh perspective on a contentious issue, Curvology will be a fascinating, controversial, and highly newsworthy read.

Other books by David Bainbridge

Curvology The Origins and Power of Female Body Shape

Curvology The Origins and Power of Female Body Shape

Author: David Bainbridge Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/01/2016

In Curvology, Cambridge Veterinary Anatomist David Bainbridge applies the science of evolutionary biology to women's bodies, to explain why the human female is the only female animal to have curves and how these curves rule our lives, by influencing not only sexual selection but also social hierarchy and self-image. Written in lucid and engaging prose, Bainbridge's unique brand of popular science also draws on illuminating references from zoology, art history, contemporary media culture, and a range of first-person interviews with some actual human women. Offering a level-headed and fresh perspective on a contentious issue, Curvology is a fascinating, controversial, and highly newsworthy read.

Curvology

Curvology

Author: David Bainbridge Format: eBook Release Date: 05/02/2015

In Curvology, Cambridge Professor of Veterinary Anatomy David Bainbridge applies the science of evolutionary biology and cutting-edge psychology to women's bodies, to explain why the human female is the only female animal to have curves and how these curves rule our lives, by influencing not only sexual selection but also social hierarchy and self-image. Written in lucid and engaging prose, Bainbridge's unique brand of popular science also draws on illuminating references from art history, contemporary media culture, and a range of first-person interviews with some actual human women. Offering a level-headed and fresh perspective on a contentious issue, Curvology will be a fascinating, controversial, and highly newsworthy read.

Middle Age A Natural History

Middle Age A Natural History

Author: David Bainbridge Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/03/2013

David Bainbridge is a vet with a particular interest in evolutionary zoology - and he has just turned forty. As well as the usual concerns about greying hair, failing eyesight and goldfish levels of forgetfulness, he finds himself pondering some bigger questions: have I come to the end of my productive life as a human being? And what I am now for? By looking afresh at the latest research from the fields of anthropology, neuroscience, psychology, and reproductive biology, it seems that the answers are surprisingly, reassuringly encouraging. In clear, engaging and amiable prose, Bainbridge explains the science behind the physical, mental and emotional changes men and women experience between the ages of 40 and 60, and reveals the evolutionary - and personal - benefits of middle age, which is unique to human beings and helps to explain the extraordinary success of our species. Middle Age will change the way you think about mid-life, and help turn the 'crisis' into a cause for celebration.

Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property

Author: David Bainbridge Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/05/2012

Recognised as a leading textbook in this field, Intellectual Property offers students unrivalled coverage of all aspects of the intellectual property syllabus making it their essential guide through the intricacies of this dynamic subject. Trusted by generations of students and lecturers alike, students can rely on this book to: Equip them with a strong understanding of the wealth of domestic, European and International laws which govern each intellectual property right. Enhance their critical analysis skills through consideration of the ethical influences and policy considerations which impact the future development of IP protection. Fully support them in their study through a range of engaging and interesting features including key point summaries, further reading suggestions, discussion questions and a glossary of technical terms

Beyond the Zonules of Zinn A Fantastic Journey Through Your Brain

Beyond the Zonules of Zinn A Fantastic Journey Through Your Brain

Author: David Bainbridge Format: Paperback Release Date: 13/11/2009

In his latest book, David Bainbridge combines an otherworldly journey through the central nervous system with an accessible and entertaining account of how the brain's anatomy has often misled anatomists about its function. Bainbridge uses the structure of the brain to set his book apart from the many volumes that focus on brain function. He shows that for hundreds of years, natural philosophers have been interested in the gray matter inside our skulls, but all they had to go on was its structure. Almost every knob, protrusion, canal, and crease was named before anyone had an inkling of what it did - a kind of biological terra incognita with many weird and wonderful names: the zonules of Zinn, the obex ('the most Scrabble-friendly word in all of neuroanatomy'), the aqueduct of Sylvius, the tract of Goll. This uniquely accessible approach lays out what is known about the brain (its structure), what we can hope to know (its function), and what we may never know (its evolution). Along the way Bainbridge tells lots of wonderful stories about the 'two pounds of blancmange' within our skulls, and tells them all with wit and style.

Introduction to Information Technology Law

Introduction to Information Technology Law

Author: David Bainbridge Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/07/2007

Now in its sixth edition, Introduction to Information Technology Law (formerly Introduction to Computer Law), provides a comprehensive and accessible introduction to the law as it relates to computers. Adopting a practical approach that places the law in the context of computer use, this book is highly suitable for undergraduate law students, non-specialist students and computer professionals.

Data Protection Law

Data Protection Law

Author: David Bainbridge Format: Paperback Release Date: 31/07/2005

The X in Sex How the X Chromosome Controls Our Lives

The X in Sex How the X Chromosome Controls Our Lives

Author: David Bainbridge Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/10/2004

A tiny scrap of genetic information determines our sex; it also consigns many of us to a life of disease, directs or disrupts the everyday working of our bodies, and forces women to live as genetic chimeras. The culprit--so necessary and yet the source of such upheaval--is the X chromosome, and this is its story. An enlightening and entertaining tour of the cultural and natural history of this intriguing member of the genome, The X in Sex traces the journey toward our current understanding of the nature of X. From its chance discovery in the nineteenth century to the promise and implications of ongoing research, David Bainbridge shows how the X evolved and where it and its counterpart Y are going, how it helps assign developing human babies their sex--and maybe even their sexuality--and how it affects our lives in infinitely complex and subtle ways. X offers cures for disease, challenges our cultural, ethical, and scientific assumptions about maleness and femaleness, and has even reshaped our views of human evolution and human nature.

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