The Biology of Beauty: The Science behind Human Attractiveness
This thought-provoking book examines the science behind human attractiveness―the ratios, proportions, and other factors that to a large extent dictate what we find "beautiful."
• Explores the high-interest and often controversial subject of beauty objectively, drawing on numerous scientific and psychological studies
• Demonstrates both the universal and variable aspects of beauty, helping readers to understand how ideals change over time and from culture to culture
• Examines the physical and psychological effects of living in a highly beauty-conscious society and highlights the impact of media on cultural ideals
• Features a unique two-part organization that offers readers a broad conceptual framework followed by a detailed analysis of particular features that contribute to attractiveness