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Crying: The Mystery of Tears Paperback – September 1, 1985


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 174 pages
  • Publisher: Winston Pr; Later Printing edition (September 1985)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0866838295
  • ISBN-13: 978-0866838290
  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.5 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,298,519 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Tears, idle tears," usually the stuff of poetry, become the stuff of scientific investigation for biochemist Frey, who asks here: Why do humans cry? Is crying healthy? Is there a chemical difference between tears of pain and tears of emotion? Do animals weep? Convinced that tears "hold the key to the chemistry of human emotions," Frey has conducted a variety of behavioral, psychological, genetic and chemical tests on tears. Based on his research, he concludes that crying does indeed relieve stress. This readable volume combines rigorous research with entertaining anecdotes, and a questionnaire in the back invites readers to sob for science. December
Copyright 1985 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Stephen Paul West on March 1, 2013
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This book is a bit dated in copyright, but the information is spot on and completely current. If you are interested in the history of tears AND the chemistry of human emotive weeping then this is a must read. You will find this book widely quoted, and it is good to support the author by purchasing this marvelous work.
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