Cover with close-up photo of wavy hair.

Hair: A Human History

This book offers a microhistory of hair including its biological, cultural, and evolutionary aspects as a ubiquitous yet fascinating fiber. Even though we take it for granted, this book shows how hair- human and animal- has functioned in history, economics, and more to reveal the impact hair has had on life. Captivating exampes and deeply researched material combine in this accessible history of how one fibre has tangled up so much of our history.

(This book may contain a small black sharpie mark on the bottom edge so that it cannot be returned to another wholesaler.)