Book ‘Why We Love’ by Dr Anna Machin

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The New Science Behind Our Closest Relationships
An Oxford-trained evolutionary anthropologist explores the ever-elusive science of love. What can the social and life sciences tell us about the most fundamental and unquantifiable human experience—love? Anna Manchin is interested in the the the most inclusive possible answer, one that, unlike previous books on the subject, considers friendship and family on par with romantic love, as well as polyamory, chosen families, queer love, and touchingly, the love we feel for pets, celebrities, and deities. Anna delves into these intimate relationships from the levels of biology, chemistry, and neuroscience all the way up to psychology, sociology, and evolution, in engaging, accessible, and ever-charming prose...
Publisher: Pegasus Books (February 1, 2022)  Pages: 336 pages  ISBN-10: 1643139223  ISBN-13: 978-1643139227  ASIN:‎ B096X6S2DG

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Anna Machin has dedicated her research life to the science behind our closest relationships, most recently spending 12 years at the Department of Experimental Psychology at Oxford University working alongside Robin Dunbar. She is the author of a book on fatherhood, The Life of Dad: The Making of a Modern Father.