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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

Information Technology and Intellectual Property Law

Information Technology and Intellectual Property Law

Author: David Bainbridge Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/12/2018

Information Technology and Intellectual Property Law is a complete exploration of the relationship between information technology and intellectual property laws a very wide-ranging and complex, ever changing area of law. It provides up-to-date coverage and analysis of the intellectual property laws applicable to all forms of computer software. placing the law in the context of computer use examining copyright, database rights, patents, trade marks, design rights and the law of confidence. There have been numerous cases before the Court of Justice for the European Union (CJEU) recently, in particular involving the use of trade marks on the Internet, and these are analysed in detail with the implications of the judgments explained in a practical and accessible way. Information Technology and Intellectual Property Law includes developments surrounding ISPs (Internet Service Providers), for example injunctions against ISPs both in the UK and before the Court of Justice of the European Union, and coverage of the Digital Economy Act provisions. It can either be read from cover to cover as a thorough introduction to the subjects addressed or be used as a very useful starting point for a specialist practitioner faced with a particular problem on a particular case. With this in mind Information Technology and Intellectual Property Law is an essential addition to any an IT and IP practitioner's bookshelf as well as a useful textbook for non-specialists as well as advanced undergraduate and taught postgraduate IT and IP courses.

The Art of Animal Anatomy All life is here, dissected and depicted

The Art of Animal Anatomy All life is here, dissected and depicted

Author: David Bainbridge Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/10/2018

Have you ever wondered what beats beneath an animal's skin? Well, you wouldn't be the first one. The study of comparative anatomy has led to some of the most striking images ever created. For two and a half thousand years, the animal body has been picked apart to drive arguments in natural philosophy, to reinforce dogma, to remind us of death, to horrify, educate, and enthral. This book recounts the intertwined intellectual and artistic journeys of comparative anatomy from antiquity to the present day. Rather than offering an exhaustive listing, it focuses on the distinctive artistic flavors of five great phases of anatomical endeavour. Horses opened like books, the leer of a shark's eye, the humming loom of the brain-all life is here, dissected, and depicted. Lyrically written and accompanied by captivating illustrations from history's animal anatomists, this is the ideal read for designers, art lovers and scientists alike.

Stripped Bare The Art of Animal Anatomy

Stripped Bare The Art of Animal Anatomy

Author: David Bainbridge Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/10/2018

A lavishly illustrated compendium of the art and history of animal anatomy from antiquity to today For more than two thousand years, comparative anatomy--the study of anatomical variation among different animal species--has been used to make arguments in natural philosophy, reinforce religious dogma, and remind us of our own mortality. This stunningly illustrated compendium traces the intertwined intellectual and artistic histories of comparative anatomy from antiquity to today. Stripped Bare brings together some of the most arresting images ever produced, from the earliest studies of animal form to the technicolor art of computer-generated anatomies. David Bainbridge draws on representative illustrations from different eras to discuss the philosophical, scientific, and artistic milieus from which they emerged. He vividly describes the unique aesthetics of each phase of anatomical endeavor, providing new insights into the exquisite anatomical drawings of Leonardo and Albrecht D rer in the era before printing, Jean H roard's cutting and cataloging of the horse during the age of Louis XIII, the exotic pictorial menageries of the Comte de Buffon in the eighteenth century, anatomical illustrations from Charles Darwin's voyages, the lavish symmetries of Ernst Haeckel's prints, and much, much more. Featuring a wealth of breathtaking color illustrations throughout, Stripped Bare is a panoramic tour of the intricacies of vertebrate life as well as an expansive history of the peculiar and beautiful ways humans have attempted to study and understand the natural world.

Stripped Bare

Stripped Bare

Author: David Bainbridge Format: eBook Release Date: 09/10/2018

A lavishly illustrated compendium of the art and history of animal anatomy from antiquity to todayFor more than two thousand years, comparative anatomy-the study of anatomical variation among different animal species-has been used to make arguments in natural philosophy, reinforce religious dogma, and remind us of our own mortality. This stunningly illustrated compendium traces the intertwined intellectual and artistic histories of comparative anatomy from antiquity to today.Stripped Bare brings together some of the most arresting images ever produced, from the earliest studies of animal form to the technicolor art of computer-generated anatomies. David Bainbridge draws on representative illustrations from different eras to discuss the philosophical, scientific, and artistic milieus from which they emerged. He vividly describes the unique aesthetics of each phase of anatomical endeavor, providing new insights into the exquisite anatomical drawings of Leonardo and Albrecht Durer in the era before printing, Jean Heroard's cutting and cataloging of the horse during the age of Louis XIII, the exotic pictorial menageries of the Comte de Buffon in the eighteenth century, anatomical illustrations from Charles Darwin's voyages, the lavish symmetries of Ernst Haeckel's prints, and much, much more.Featuring a wealth of breathtaking color illustrations throughout, Stripped Bare is a panoramic tour of the intricacies of vertebrate life as well as an expansive history of the peculiar and beautiful ways humans have attempted to study and understand the natural world.

Curvology The Origins and Power of Female Body Shape

Curvology The Origins and Power of Female Body Shape

Author: David Bainbridge Format: Paperback / softback 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 / softback 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 / softback 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 / softback 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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