Anatomy of Love by Helen E. Fisher
The Natural History of Monogamy, Adultery, and Divorce

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This book traces the origins of courtship, marriage, adultery, divorce and remarriage back 4,000,000 years to the grasslands of Africa, examining those traits and tendencies of love that we inherit from our past. The author examines flirting and courting, explains "love at first sight" and why we fall in love with one person rather than another. She explores the brain chemistry of attraction and attachment and, looking at divorce and adultery in societies around the world, proposes a new theory of the "four-year itch", which explains when and why most marriages are most likely to end.

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Helen Fisher, PhD is a Research Professor and member of the Center for Human Evolution Studies in the Department of Anthropology, Rutgers University. She has conducted extensive research and written books on the evolution and future of human sex, love, marriage, gender differences in the brain and how your personality type shapes who you are and who you love.
Published January 28, 1993 by Simon & Schuster Ltd. 320 pages
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Fisher (The Sex Contract, 1981)--research associate at the American Museum of Natural History, former ``house anthropologist'' for The Today Show, and one of our best science-popularizers--may find a large readership for her subject here: the influence of evolutionary biology and genetics on sex,...

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In this engrossing, entertaining book, Fisher, a research associate at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, draws on anthropology and biology to answer eternal questions about love and sex, men and women.

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"Anatomy of Love" is no guide to better sex.

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