Anatomy of Love

Anatomy of Love

A Natural History of Mating, Marriage, and Why We Stray

Book - 2016
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Updated to include the latest research on anthropology and internet-age relationships, a revised edition of a classic reference examines the brain's role in love and courtship while making recommendations for returning to traditional patterns of romance. By the author of Why We Love. --Publisher's description.
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2016]
Edition: Completely revised and updated.
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9780393285222
0393285227
Branch Call Number: 306.7 FISHER
Characteristics: xii, 450 pages : illustrations, charts ; 25 cm

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SPL_Shauna May 10, 2016

This is a nearly complete update of Fisher's standard-setting work on human sexuality, originally published in 1992. Fisher's thesis - that we evolved to monogamously pair bond *and* cheat to gain maximum advantage for our genes - is presented in clear, engaging and often funny language. Much of the research she's reporting on is her own, although she does a thorough lit review as well.

Although admittedly quite hetero/cis-centric, Anatomy of Love remains a fun and informative read for any anthro geeks out there interested in sexuality. It has strong appeal for previous popular works in the field like *Sex at Dawn*.

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