11 edition of A natural history of love found in the catalog.
|LC Classifications||HQ801 .A513 1994|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xxiii, 358 ;|
|Number of Pages||358|
|LC Control Number||94171385|
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As in her book "A Natural History of the Senses," Diane Ackerman explores her topic in depth and with gusto. Weaving together threads of history, literature, psychology, anthropology, and biology, Ackerman creates a rich tapestry that gives the reader new insights into an aspect of life that we are often too immersed in to fully by: Diane Ackerman covers the history of love from Egypt through the present, examining the origins of rituals like marriage and where love comes from.
It's a pretty ambitious topic, but the delicious details in the book--like that giving a "toast" comes from medieval times when people would put actual bread in the glass and drink until the liquid /5.
The Natural History of Love (New York: Knopf, and later editions) pages A comprehensive book on the human experience of love, from the beginning of recorded history to the present.
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Enchantingly written and stunningly informed, this " audaciously brilliant romp through the world of romantic love" (Washington Post Book World) is /5(6). Late Migrations: A Natural History of Love and Loss. Rating details 1, ratings reviews. An Indie Next Selection for July An Indies Introduce Selection for Summer/Fall From New York Times opinion writer Margaret Renkl comes an unusual, captivating portrait of a family--and of the cycles of joy and grief that /5.
“A Natural History of Love is an audaciously brilliant romp through the world of romantic love. Using an evolutionary history as her launch pad, Ackerman takes off on a space flight in which she describes, defines, theorizes, analyzes, analogizes, explains, philosophizes, embellishes, codifies, classifies, confesses, compares, contrasts.