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Published: 28 February 2013

304 Pages


ISBN: 9780198570240

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Why Only Humans Weep

Unravelling the Mysteries of Tears

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  • A fascinating exploration of a phenomenon completely unique to humans, written by one of the few authorities on this topic
  • Contains many interesting examples and illustrations from daily life, resulting in a highly accessible and informative book, that will be of interest to a broad audience
  • Considers crying within an evolutionary context, looking at why this unique characteristic might have evolved and why it remains a standard part of our emotional repertoire