Curvology

The Origins and Power of Female Body Shape

David Bainbridge
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Using evolutionary biology and cutting-edge psychology, Professor Bainbridge explains why women are the only female animal to have curves, and how these curves rule our lives.

In Curvology, Cambridge Professor of Veterinary Anatomy David Bainbridge applies the science of evolutionary biology and cutting-edge psychology to women's bodies, to explain why the human female is the only female animal to have curves and how these curves rule our lives, by influencing not only sexual selection but also social hierarchy and self-image. Written in lucid and engaging prose, Bainbridge's unique brand of popular science also draws on illuminating references from art history, contemporary media culture, and a range of first-person interviews with some actual human women.

Offering a level-headed and fresh perspective on a contentious issue, Curvology is a fascinating, controversial, and highly newsworthy read.

Author bio:

DAVID BAINBRIDGE teaches Clinical Veterinary Anatomy at Cambridge University. He is the author of Teenagers: A Natural History and Middle Age: A Natural History. www.davidbainbridge.org

Category: Philosophy
ISBN: 9781846275524
Publisher: Granta
Imprint: Portobello PBS
Pub Date: February 2016
Page Extent: 240
Format: Paperback - B format
Age: 0 - 0
Subject: Philosophy