The Sibling Effect
Brothers, Sisters, and the Bonds That Define UsBook - 2011
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.
Baker & Taylor
A Time magazine senior writer explores the profound influence of sibling relationships through emerging research in the areas of birth order, twin studies and genetic encoding to consider the role of sibling relationships in emotional disorders and behavioral traits. 20,000 first printing.
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)
Explores the profound influence of sibling relationships through emerging research in the areas of birth order, twin studies, and genetic encoding to consider the role of sibling relationships in emotional disorders and behavioral traits.