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2/11/11

GIVEAWAY & REVIEW: The Science of Kissing by Sheril Kirschenbaum

Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching (hooray lovers!) and what better way to celebrate than a #SciKiss Twitter Party with THE SCIENCE OF KISSING author Sheril Kirshenbaum (@Sheril_).

@GrandCentralPub is hosting an all-day #SciKiss Twitter party on Monday, 2/14, with all tweets related to THE SCIENCE OF KISSING and I’d love for you to participate!

The day will be filled with all sorts of fun – trivia, giveaways, discussions, and much more.

There will be a very special Valentine’s Day BlogTalkRadio show at 3:30 with Sheril and SEALING THE DEAL author, Diana Kirschner: http://ht.ly/3U85r

 

Description

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.

About the Author

Sheril Kirshenbaum is a research scientist at The Center for International Energy and Environmental Policy at the University of Texas at Austin . She blogs on Discover magazine's website, The Intersection, and contributes to a variety of blogs and science publications. Visit her website at www.sherilkirshenbaum.com.

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing (January 5, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0446559903
  • ISBN-13: 978-0446559904
SOURCE:  PUBLISHER

MY THOUGHTS 
LOVED IT


Everything you ever wanted to know about kissing but were afraid to ask.  It has sections on the history, psychology, physiology and meanings behind that act.  This is a fascinating books filled with facts that are formed into a comprehensive and enjoyable book.  My favorite section is on the physiology which also covers germs and how your body has learned to react to a kiss.  Fans of Mary Roach are truly going to enjoy this one. 


WANT TO WIN A COPY OF THIS BOOK?

Contest is open to anyone with a US or Canadian mailing addresses (no PO Boxes)

Contest ends on 2.20.11 Winner will be chosen by Random.org on 1.21.11
Winner will have 48 hours to respond to email or a new winner will be chosen.
This giveaway is sponsored by Hachette Book Group and up to 3 copies of the book will be available.
Only one winner per household address!

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36 comments:

  1. On behalf of Blood, Lust and Erotica, I would like to say that you have been awarded the “Life Is Good” award, please go to http://vampiriquedezire.blogspot.com/2011/02/blood-lust-and-erotica-has-been-awarded.html to read more about it.

    I understand you are an award free blog and I understand you will not accept it, at least no it was given with admiration.
    Thank you.
    *bites n kisses*
    Vampirique Dezire

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  2. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  3. thanks for the giveaway! I went to the website to read Sheril's bio and I found it interesting that Sheril is also a musician.
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  4. I saw on her website that she was on the Today Show.

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  5. Everything we wanted to know! Could be interesting, especially some of the historical facts.
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  6. Sounds like a really interesting book!
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  7. According to her website, she served as a legislative Knauss science fellow advising Senator Bill Nelson on energy, climate, and ocean policy. Very impressive.

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    Happy Valentines Day.

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  14. Happy Valentine's Day!
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  16. Thanks for the giveaway, sounds like a terrific book.

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  34. I've got my fingers crossed for this one!
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  35. The author has an interesting academic background: two masters of science degrees and she worked as a research associate at Duke.

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