The Resource Survival of the prettiest : the science of beauty, Nancy Etcoff, (electronic resource)

Survival of the prettiest : the science of beauty, Nancy Etcoff, (electronic resource)

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Survival of the prettiest : the science of beauty
Title
Survival of the prettiest
Title remainder
the science of beauty
Statement of responsibility
Nancy Etcoff
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Beauty is not a myth. According to scientist and psychologist Nancy Etcoff, the pursuit of beauty is neither a cultural construction, an invention of Madison Avenue, nor a backlash against feminism. Survival of the Prettiest, the first in-depth scientific inquiry into the nature of human beauty, posits that beauty is an essential and ineradicable part of human nature, from what makes a face beautiful to the deepest questions about the human condition. Etcoff sheds light on every aspect of human beauty, including why we devour fashion magazines, check our waistlines, and gaze longingly at objects of desire. Informed by state-of-the-art theories of the human mind from cognitive science and evolutionary biology, Survival of the Prettiest tells us why gentlemen prefer blondes, why high heels have never gone out of style, why eyebrows are plucked and hair is coiffed. Etcoff also explains how sexual preference is guided by ancient rules that make us most attracted to those with whom we are most likely to reproduce. Research on why we find infant features irresistibly attractive, as well as controversial new work that suggests parents show more affection to attractive newborns, is part of a broad investigation that includes insights into how beauty influences our perceptions, attitudes, and behavior toward others
Cataloging source
TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1955-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Etcoff, Nancy L.
Dewey number
391.6
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GT499
LC item number
.E85 2000eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Beauty, Personal
  • Sexual attraction
  • Natural selection
  • Social Science
  • Beauté corporelle
  • Attrait sexuel
  • Sélection naturelle
  • HEALTH & FITNESS
  • Beauty, Personal
  • Natural selection
  • Sexual attraction
  • Attraktion
  • Aussehen
  • Schönheit
  • Schönheitsideal
  • Sozialdarwinismus
  • Lichamelijke aantrekkelijkheid
  • Schoonheidsideaal
  • Culturele aspecten
  • Biologische aspecten
  • Evolutionstheorie
  • Geschichte
  • Kultur
Label
Survival of the prettiest : the science of beauty, Nancy Etcoff, (electronic resource)
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-310) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: the nature of beauty -- Beauty as bait -- Pretty pleases -- Cover me -- Feature presentation -- Size matters -- Fashion runaway -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn741514015
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st Anchor books ed.
Extent
1 online resource (325 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781299028012
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
Publisher number
EB00148622
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
98780C74-FC17-4352-A9F1-2A302B6CE4EA
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o741514015
  • (OCoLC)741514015
Label
Survival of the prettiest : the science of beauty, Nancy Etcoff, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-310) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: the nature of beauty -- Beauty as bait -- Pretty pleases -- Cover me -- Feature presentation -- Size matters -- Fashion runaway -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn741514015
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st Anchor books ed.
Extent
1 online resource (325 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781299028012
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
Publisher number
EB00148622
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
98780C74-FC17-4352-A9F1-2A302B6CE4EA
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o741514015
  • (OCoLC)741514015

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