For Appearance' Sake: The Historical Encyclopedia of Good Looks, Beauty, and Grooming

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Are people today any more or less interested in looks than those who lived 100, 200, or 2,000 years ago? For Appearances' Sake answers that question and more as the first reference work to examine all aspects of beauty, body ornamentation, and grooming. More than 300 entries tell the story, from ancient times to the present, of the products, practices, and people that make beauty a multi-billion dollar industry. Quite different from reference works that focus on the how-to aspects of beauty, this volume is innovative for its historical and global approach to how people care for their appearance. Additionally, this encyclopedia takes a look at many of the attitudes and beliefs about body and appearance that pose challenging questions to society.

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Examines all aspects of beauty, body ornamentation, and grooming.

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VICTORIA SHERROW is a freelance author who has published numerous adult and young adult books in the fields of history, social issues, biography, and science. Her recent books have included titles on the Holocaust, bioethics, and the Great Depression. She authored the encyclopedias Women in Sports and Women and the Military (1996 RUSA/ALA Outstanding Reference Source award winner).

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