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Curvology: The Origins and Power of Female Body Shape Paperback – January 1, 2015

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Curvology is an excellent example of how modern evolutionary thinking goes well beyond the study of old, dry bones. These days, it encompasses such lively topics as the shape of our bodies and – more critically – of our minds. You may well disagree with some of this book (I do), but I think you’ll agree that its worth your attention; it will likely challenge your thinking, while also adding to it”
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“Bainbridge shares insightful musings on the nature and genesis of female physical dissatisfaction. Flush with fascinating statistical data.”
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“In this ode to the female form, Bainbridge, a Cambridge University–trained zoologist, explains why he thinks humans are the only animals with big hips and breasts.”
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“Critics rest easy, though a man wrote this book, Bainbridge recognizes that his state as a “forty-something Caucasian male” may not make him the “ideal person to write a book about human female body shape.” He also brings women’s voices into the book throughout with quotes at the beginning of each chapter from different interviewees. Representative of different ages and varying body mass index sizes, the anonymous interviewers have one thing in common: A general dissatisfaction with at least one aspect of their bodies.”
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David Bainbridge was trained in veterinary surgery and zoology at Cambridge University, where he now teaches Clinical Veterinary Anatomy. He is the author of four previous books: on pregnancy, on the biology of sex and sexuality, on the brain, and most recently Teenagers: A Natural History (Portobello, 2009) and Middle Age: A Natural History (Portobello, 2012). --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Portobello Books (January 1, 2015)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1846275504
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1846275500
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 9.9 ounces
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 6.02 x 0.63 x 9.21 inches
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David Bainbridge is a vet and reproductive biologist at Cambridge University whose interests have often extended into that weirdest species of all, humans. His books cover topics including pregnancy, the evolution of the brain, the art of anatomy, the genetics of sex, the evolution of teenagers, and the function of middle age. All human life is here, but often seen from an unorthodox viewpoint.

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