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Curious behavior : yawning, laughing, hiccupping, and beyond

Author: Robert R Provine
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2012
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Provine boldly goes where other scientists seldom tread--in search of hiccups, coughs, yawns, sneezes, and other lowly, undignified, human behaviors. Our earthiest instinctive acts bear the imprint  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert R Provine
ISBN: 9780674048515 0674048512
OCLC Number: 790745819
Description: p. cm
Contents: Introduction --
Yawning --
Laughing --
Vocal crying --
Emotional tears --
Whites of the eyes --
Coughing --
Sneezing --
Hiccupping --
Vomiting and nausea --
Tickling --
Itching and scratching --
Farting and belching --
Prenatal behavior
Responsibility: Robert R. Provine

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The book provides a not-yet definitive, but often fascinating, take on our most curious behaviors. Publishers Weekly 20120604 Provine has written a charming ode to 'Small Science'-science that does Read more...

 
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