The Book of Human Emotions : An Encyclopedia of Feeling from Anger to Wanderlust Hardback
Part of the Wellcome series
Recent research suggests there are only six basic emotions.
But if this makes you feel uneasy, suspicious and maybe even a little bereft, The Book of Human Emotions is for you.
From anger to wanderlust, each entertaining and informative alphabetical entry reveals the surprising connections and fascinating facts behind our emotional lives. Whether you're in search of the perfect word to sum up that cosy feeling you get from being inside on a cold winter's night, surrounded by friends and good food (what the Dutch call gezellig), or wondering how nostalgia evolved from a fatal illness to enjoyable self-indulgence, Tiffany Watt Smith covers the globe and draws on history, anthropology, science, art, literature, music and popular culture to find the answers.
Each emotion has its own story, part of a vast, rich and varied field, influencing every area of our lives.
In reading it, you'll discover feelings you never knew you had (like basoerxia, the sudden urge to kiss someone) and gain unexpected insights into why we feel the way we do. Published in partnership with the Wellcome Collection. WELLCOME COLLECTION is the free museum and library for the incurably curious.
It explores the connections between medicine, life and art in the past, present and future.
It is part of Wellcome, a global charitable foundation that exists to improve health for everyone by helping great ideas thrive.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 208 pages
- Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 01/09/2012
- Category: Social & cultural history
- ISBN: 9781781251294
- Paperback from £8.75