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Title:
Woman : an intimate geography
Author:
Angier, Natalie.
Personal Author:
Edition:
Updated edition
Publication Information:
New York : Mariner Books, [2014]

©1999
Physical Description:
xxxi, 478 pages ; 21 cm
Summary:
The author explores the essence of what it means to be a woman--in body and mind--as she shares her thoughts on everything from organs to orgasm and menopause.
General Note:
Originally published: Houghton Mifflin, 1999.
Language:
English
Contents:
Introduction : Into the light -- Unscrambling the egg : it begins with one perfect solar cell -- Mosaic imagination : understanding the "female" chromosome -- Default line : is the female body a passive construct? -- The well-tempered clavier : on the evolution of the clitoris -- Suckers and horns : the prodigal uterus -- Mass hysteria : losing the uterus -- Circular reasonings : the story of the breast -- Holy water : breast milk -- A gray and yellow basket : the bounteous ovary -- Greasing the wheels : a brief history of hormones -- Venus in furs : estrogen and desire -- Mindful menopause : can we live without estrogen? -- There's no place like notoriety : mothers, grandmothers, and other great dames -- Wolf whistles and hyena smiles : testosterone and women -- Spiking the punch : in defense of female aggression -- Cheap meat : learning to make a muscle -- Labor of love : the chemistry of human bondage -- Of hoggamus and hogwash : putting evolutionary psychology on the couch -- A skeptic in paradise : a call for revolutionary psychology.
ISBN:
9780544228108
Format :
Book

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