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A taste for the beautiful : the evolution of attraction in animals and humans

Author: Michael J Ryan
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2018.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Subtitle in pre-publication: The evolution of attraction in animals and humans.

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Ryan, Michael J. (Michael Joseph), 1953-
Taste for the beautiful.
Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2018
(DLC) 2017007479
(OCoLC)983824902
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael J Ryan
ISBN: 9781400889150 1400889154
OCLC Number: 1007823715
Description: 1 online resource (x, 200 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations (some color)
Contents: Why all the fuss about sex? --
Why all the whining and chucking? --
Beauty and the brain --
Four visions of beauty --
The sounds of sex --
The aroma of adulation --
Fickle preferences --
Hidden preferences and life in pornotopia.
Responsibility: Michael J. Ryan.

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"Ryan charms readers with his account of attraction in the animal kingdom, including humans. As he puts it, beauty is in the `brain of the beholder.'" * Scientific American * "The author's work with Read more...

 
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