Art Neufeld The Invention of Clothing

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The Invention of Clothing

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Why do you wear clothes?  Consider this: no other animal wears clothes and no one is born wearing clothes. So why and when did we start to wear clothes? Clothing was an early invention on our way to becoming human. And what a stroke of ingenuity. Wearing clothes empowered us to conquer the world.  What do clothes do for us? Certainly they protect us from bad weather and hazardous conditions. They keep us comfortable and safe. In their most basic usages, clothes are movable sanctuaries for the body.  But there is so much more. Clothes are your daily form of self-expression. They tell people who you are. Clothes boost your ego and boast your body, making you feel vital and attractive. Sexy clothes announce your personal desires. You are what you wear and clothing is a potent form of communication.  And what do you know about your clothes? Where did denim come from? Zippers? Gore-Tex? Stilettos? Bikinis? Did you know that the demand for clothes led to the Civil War, the Industrial Revolution, the Audubon Society, and tragedy in Bangladesh?  As Mark Twain said, "Naked people have little or no influence on society." Covering our body has enabled us to become who we are as modern humans. It's all about the clothes we wear...

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Arthur H. Neufeld, PhD was, for 40 years, an ophthalmic pharmacologist on the medical school faculties of Yale University, Harvard University, Washington University in St. Louis, and Northwestern University. His laboratory did basic research on the causes and treatments of eye diseases. Dr. Neufeld has always been interested in what makes us human and how did we get to our current way of being. His previous book: Hair, The Long and the Short of It, takes readers on a heady romp through this uniquely human characteristic. When he realized that wearing clothes is a uniquely human behavior, he knew he had the subject for his next book. The author lives in New Hampshire where he has a home on Lake Winnipesaukee. Art enjoys family, friends, weaving, grilling, nonfiction books, the local lifestyle, and being outside any time of the year.

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"A wonderful read! The book is really well-written, informative, insightful, and witty (I'm running out of adjectives!)." -Glenn C. Conroy, PhD  Professor of Physical Anthropology  Washington University

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