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Why we love : the nature and chemistry of romantic love

Author: Helen E Fisher
Publisher: New York : H. Holt, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A study of the origins of love probes the human brain for insights into the origins of the sex drive, romance, and attraction, while offering advice on how to channel these desires into healthy pursuits.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Helen E Fisher
ISBN: 9780965920537 0965920534 0805069135 9780805069136 0805077960 9780805077964
OCLC Number: 53170142
Description: xiii, 301 pages : illustrations ; cm cm
Contents: "What wild ecstasy": being in love --
Animal magnetism: love among the animals --
Chemistry of love: scanning the brain "in love" --
Web of love: lust, romance, and attachment --
"That first fine careless rapture": who we choose --
Why we love: the evolution of romantic love --
Lost love: rejection, despair, and rage --
Taking control of passion: making romance last --
"The madness of the Gods": the triumph of love --
Appendix.
Responsibility: Helen Fisher.
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A study of the origins of love probes the human brain for insights into the origins of the sex drive, romance, and attraction, while offering advice on how to channel these desires into healthy pursuits.

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