Published: February 2006
Learn More
In Learn More the National Geographic magazine team shares some of its best sources and other information to expand your knowledge of our featured subjects. Special thanks to the Research Division.

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Fisher, Helen. Why We Love: The Nature and Chemistry of Romantic Love. Henry Holt and Company, 2004.

Hatfield, Elaine, and Richard Rapson.Love and Sex: Cross-Cultural Perspectives. Allyn and Bacon, 1996.

Jankowiak, William, ed. Romantic Passion: A Universal Experience? Columbia University Press, 1995.

Lewis, Thomas, Fari Amini, and Richard Lannon. SA General Theory of Love. Random House, 2000.

NGS Resources

Bendavid-Val, Leah. National Geographic World (November 2000), 6-10.

Sunquist, Fiona. "Endangered Wildlife." Weddings. National Geographic Books, 2003.

Long, Michael E. National Geographic (February 1993), 60-5.

"For Couples." National Geographic Traveler (March 2001), EA12.

Franklin-Barbajosa, Cassandra. "Brides of the Sahara." National Geographic (February 1998), 80-91.