The Book Of Human Emotions

How do you feel today? Is your heart fluttering in anticipation? Your stomach tight with nerves? Are you falling in love? Feeling a bit miffed? Do you have the heebie-jeebies? Are you antsy with iktsuarpokor filled with nakhes?

Recent research suggests there are only six basic emotions. But if that makes you feel uneasysuspicious, and maybe even a little bereft, THE BOOK OF HUMAN EMOTIONS is for you. In this unique book, you'll get to travel across the world and through time, learning how different cultures have articulated the human experience and picking up some fascinating new knowledge about yourself along the way.

From the familiar (anger) to the foreign (zal), 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 cozy feeling you get from being inside on a cold winter's night, surrounded by friends and good food (what the Dutch call gezelligheid), or wondering how nostalgiaevolved from a fatal illness to enjoyable self-indulgence, Tiffany Watt Smith draws on history, anthropology, science, art, literature, music, and popular culture to find the answers.

In reading THE BOOK OF HUMAN EMOTIONS, you'll discover feelings you never knew you had (like basorexia, the sudden urge to kiss someone) and gain unexpected insights into why you feel the way you do. Besides, aren't you curious what nginyiwarrarringu means?

*This book may have deckle edges*

Product Overview
ISBN 9780316265409
Categories BX, Non-Fiction, Non-Fiction: Personal Development, Reference, WBD
Author(s) Tiffany Watt Smith
Publisher Little Brown and Company
Pages 318
Format Hardback
Dimensions 14.8cm x 3.0cm x 21.5cm
Weight 0.465 kg
Notes The book images and summary displayed may be of a different edition or binding of the same title.

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