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The Sibling Effect: What the Bonds Among Brothers and Sisters Reveal about Us

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A senior writer at Time magazine explores what scientists and researchers are discovering about sibling bonds, the longest- lasting relationships we have in our lives.

Nobody affects us as deeply as our brothers and sisters-not parents, not children, not friends. From the time we-and they-are born, our siblings are our collaborators and co-conspirators, our role models and cautionary tales. They teach us how to resolve conflicts and how not to, how to conduct friendships and when to walk away. Our siblings are the only people we know who truly qualify as partners for life.

In this groundbreaking book, renowned science writer Jeffrey Kluger explores the complex world of siblings in a way that is equal parts science, psychology, sociology, and memoir. Based heavily on new and emerging research, The Sibling Effect examines birth order, twin studies, genetic encoding of behavioral traits, emotional disorders and their effects on-and effects from-sibling relationships, and much more.

With his signature insight and humor, Kluger takes big ideas about siblings and turns them into smart, accessible writing that will help anyone understand the importance of siblings in our lives.

Book News Annotation:

Beginning with anecdotes about growing up with three brothers, Kluger, a Time magazine editor and writer, examines the special bond of siblings. In a book developed from his stories in 2006 and 2007 on burgeoning research on siblings, Kluger explores this complex relationship, drawing on animal and human studies, and examples of siblings in famous families. He also discusses the effects of birth order, parental divorce and remarriage, brother- sister relationships on relations with the opposite sex, and being sibling-less or having a twin. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

A provocative and surprising exploration of the longest sustained relationships we have in life—those we have with our siblings.

Nobody affects us as deeply as our brothers and sisters. Our siblings are our collaborators and co-conspirators, our role models and cautionary tales. They teach us how to resolve conflicts and how not to, how to conduct friendships and when to walk away. Our siblings are the only people we know who truly qualify as partners for life.

In this perceptive and groundbreaking book, Jeffrey Kluger explores the complex world of siblings in equal parts science, psychology, sociology, and memoir. Based on cutting-edge research, he examines birth order, twins, genetic encoding of behavioral traits, emotional disorders and their effects on sibling relationships, and much more. With his signature insight and humor, Kluger takes science’s provocative new ideas about the subject and transforms them into smart, accessible insights that will help everyone understand the importance of siblings in our lives.

About the Author

Jeffrey Kluger is a senior editor and writer at Time magazine. He is a coauthor of the bestseller Apollo 13 and the author of Simplexity, Splendid Solution, Moon Hunters, and two novels for young adults. He lives in New York City with his wife and daughters.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781594488313
Subtitle:
What the Bonds Among Brothers and Sisters Reveal About Us
Author:
Kluger, Jeffrey
Author:
Jeffrey Klu
Author:
ger
Publisher:
Riverhead Trade
Subject:
Siblings
Subject:
Self-Help : General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
20120904
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
9.32 x 6.36 x 1.13 in 1.14 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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A provocative and surprising exploration of the longest sustained relationships we have in life—those we have with our siblings.

Nobody affects us as deeply as our brothers and sisters. Our siblings are our collaborators and co-conspirators, our role models and cautionary tales. They teach us how to resolve conflicts and how not to, how to conduct friendships and when to walk away. Our siblings are the only people we know who truly qualify as partners for life.

In this perceptive and groundbreaking book, Jeffrey Kluger explores the complex world of siblings in equal parts science, psychology, sociology, and memoir. Based on cutting-edge research, he examines birth order, twins, genetic encoding of behavioral traits, emotional disorders and their effects on sibling relationships, and much more. With his signature insight and humor, Kluger takes science’s provocative new ideas about the subject and transforms them into smart, accessible insights that will help everyone understand the importance of siblings in our lives.

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