Survival of the Prettiest: The Science of Beauty [Audiobook] download free by Nancy Etcoff

Survival of the Prettiest: The Science of Beauty Audiobook download free by Nancy Etcoff
  • Listen audiobook: Survival of the Prettiest: The Science of Beauty
  • Author: Nancy Etcoff
  • Release date: 2000/5/20
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Home and Garden
  • ISBN: 9780385479424
  • Rating: 8.67 of 10
  • Votes: 802
  • Review by: Damari Pitt
  • Review rating: 7.51 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/10/11
  • Duration: 4H14M14S in 256 kbps (67.2 MB)
  • Date of creation of the audiobook: 2018-09-30
  • You can listen to this audiobook in formats: TTA, WMA, FLAC, MP3, MPEG4, Shorten, WAV (compression LHA, ZIP, TAR.7Z, CBZ, IMG, RPM, RAR)
  • Total pages original book: 336
  • Includes a PDF summary of 29 pages
  • Duration of the summary (audio): 21M30S (5.8 MB)
  • Description or summary of the audiobook: A provocative and thoroughly researched inquiry into what we find beautiful and why, skewering the myth that the pursuit of beauty is a learned behavior. In Survival of the Prettiest, Nancy Etcoff, a faculty member at Harvard Medical School and a practicing psychologist at Massachusetts General Hospital, argues that beauty is neither a cultural construction, an invention of the fashion industry, nor a backlash against feminism-it's in our biology. Beauty, she explains, is an essential and ineradicable part of human nature that is revered and ferociously pursued in nearly every civilization-and for good reason. Those features to which we are most attracted are often signals of fertility and fecundity. When seen in the context of a Darwinian struggle for survival, our sometimes extreme attempts to attain beauty-both to become beautiful ourselves and to acquire an attractive partner-suddenly become much more understandable. Moreover, if we understand how the desire for beauty is innate, then we can begin to work in our own interests, and not just the interests of our genetic tendencies.
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Biology, Life Sciences, Gender Studies: Women, Evolution, Cosmetics, Hair & Beauty
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 17.97 USD
  • Dimensions: 130x201x18mm
  • Weight: 340g
  • Printed by: Bantam Doubleday Dell
  • Published in: New York, United States

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