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Curvology The Origins and Power of Female Body Shape by David Bainbridge
  

Curvology The Origins and Power of Female Body Shape

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Doesn’t it strike you as odd that the female and male body shape should be the most divergent in nature? If you want to know the why and the how then David Bainbridge’s Curvology is a very enjoyable and informative read, a book that manages to incorporate the issue of gender alongside biology and genetics not to mention anthropology, psychology and a lot of other “ologies”. He’s able to tread a fine balance between the educative and the entertaining, bringing some surprising facts and theories into the open for non-scientists everywhere.

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Curvology The Origins and Power of Female Body Shape by David Bainbridge

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.

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.

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Book Info

Publication date

5th February 2015

Author

David Bainbridge

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Author's Website

www.davidbainbridge.org/

Publisher

Portobello Books Ltd an imprint of Granta Books

Format

Paperback
240 pages

Categories

Popular science
Human biology

ISBN

9781846275500

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