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Book Title: The Science of Kissing: What Our Lips Are Telling Us|
The author of the book: Sheril Kirshenbaum
Edition: Grand Central Publishing
Date of issue: January 5th 2011
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From a noted science journalist comes a wonderfully witty and fascinating exploration of how and why we kiss.
When did humans begin to kiss? Why is kissing integral to some cultures and alien to others? Do good kissers make the best lovers? And is that expensive lip-plumping gloss worth it? Sheril Kirshenbaum, a biologist and science journalist, tackles these questions and more in THE SCIENCE OF KISSING. It's everything you always wanted to know about kissing but either haven't asked, couldn't find out, or didn't realize you should understand. The book is informed by the latest studies and theories, but Kirshenbaum's engaging voice gives the information a light touch. Topics range from the kind of kissing men like to do (as distinct from women) to what animals can teach us about the kiss to whether or not the true art of kissing was lost sometime in the Dark Ages. Drawing upon classical history, evolutionary biology, psychology, popular culture, and more, Kirshenbaum's winning book will appeal to romantics and armchair scientists alike.
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Read information about the authorSheril Kirshenbaum is an associate at Duke University and co-author of the forthcoming book, Unscientific America: How Scientific Illiteracy Threatens Our Future, with Chris Mooney. She is involved in conservation initiatives across levels of government and works to improve communication between scientists, policymakers, and the public.
In 2007, Sheril helped to found Science Debate 2008; an initiative encouraging candidates to debate science research and innovation issues on the campaign trail. She has also worked as a legislative science fellow on Capitol Hill with Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL) where she was involved in energy, climate, and ocean policy.
Sheril holds two MS degrees in Marine Biology and Marine Policy from the University of Maine. Now a science journalist, she frequently writes about topics that bridge science and society from climate change to the science behind kissing. Previously, she served as a Fellow with the Center for Biodiversity and Conservation at the American Museum of Natural History and as a Howard Hughes Research Fellow at Tufts University. She has contributed reports to The Nature Conservancy and provided assistance on international protected area projects. She also has experience working in pop radio and her work has been published in Fisheries Bulletin, Oecologia, Issues in Science and Technology, and Science.
Sheril Kirshenbaum co-hosts The Intersection on Discover blogs with Chris Mooney and contributes to DeSmogBlog, Talking Science, and Wired Science's Correlations. She was born in Suffern, New York and is also a musician.
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