Book Of Human Emotions


Recent reports have suggested there may be as few as seven ‘basic’ emotions. If this makes you experience uncertainty, mistrust and possibly even disappointment – this volume is here to prove you right. In fact, emotions are a vast, rich and varied field, influencing every area of our lives; from anger to zeal, each entertaining and informative bite-size entry explores a feeling or an emotional topic, drawing on art, science, literature, music and popular culture to reveal the surprising connections and fascinating facts behind our emotional lives.

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Is your heart fluttering in anticipation? Is your stomach tight with nerves? Are you falling in love? Feeling a bit miffed? Are you curious (perhaps about this book)? Do you have the heebie-jeebies? Are you antsy with iktsuarpok? Or giddy with dépaysement? The Book of Human Emotions is a gleeful, thoughtful collection of 156 feelings, both rare and familiar. Each has its own story, and reveals the strange forces which shape our rich and varied internal worlds. In reading it, you’ll discover feelings you never knew you had (like basorexia, the sudden urge to kiss someone), uncover the secret histories of boredom and confidence, and gain unexpected insights into why we feel the way we do.Published in partnership with the Wellcome Collection.Wellcome Collection is a free museum and library that aims to challenge how we think and feel about health. Inspired by the medical objects and curiosities collected by Henry Wellcome, it connects science, medicine, life and art. Wellcome Collection exhibitions, events and books explore a diverse range of subjects, including consciousness, forensic medicine, emotions, sexology, identity and death. Wellcome Collection is part of Wellcome, a global charitable foundation that exists to improve health for everyone by helping great ideas to thrive, funding over 14,000 researchers and projects in more than 70

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Weight 0.36 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 2.3 cm










152.4 (edition:23)


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