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The Science of Kissing

What Our Lips Are Telling Us

By Sheril Kirshenbaum
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The Science of Kissing: What Our Lips Are Telling Us by Sheril Kirshenbaum

Kissing: it’s a normal part of life. But few people understand its true significance. The Science of Kissing (2011) explains why kissing is so rooted in both human and animal biology, what happens physiologically when we do it and why it’s a lot more important than you may realize.

  • Anyone who enjoys a passionate kiss
  • Students of biology, sociology or history

Sheril Kirshenbaum is a marine biologist, writer, public speaker and research scientist. She contributes to NPR’s Science Friday and Scientific American, and was featured in The Best American Science Writing 2010.

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