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Woman : an intimate geography

Author: Natalie Angier
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Co., 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Angier takes the reader on a mesmerizing tour of female anatomy and physiology. She shows how cultural biases have influenced research and consequently lead to dubious conclusions about "female nature." An essential read for anyone interested in how biology affects who we are-as women, as men, and as human beings.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Natalie Angier
ISBN: 0395691303 9780395691304
OCLC Number: 40163506
Notes: "A Peter Davison book."
Awards: Short-listed for United States National Book Awards: Nonfiction 1999
Description: xvi, 398 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: ch. 1. Unscrambling the egg: it begins with one perfect solar cell --
ch. 2. Mosaic imagination: understanding the 'female' chromosome --
ch. 3. Default line: is the female body a passive construct? --
ch. 4. Well-tempered clavier: on the evolution of the clitoris --
ch. 5. Suckers and horns: the prodigal uterus --
ch. 6. Mass hysteria: losing the uterus --
ch. 7. Circular reasonings: the story of the breast --
ch. 8. Holy water: breast milk --
ch. 9. Gray and yellow basket: the bounteous ovary --
ch. 10. Greasing the wheels: a brief history of hormones --
ch. 11. Venus in furs: estrogen and desire --
ch. 12. Mindful menopause: can we live without estrogen? --
ch. 13. There's no place like notoriety: mothers, grandmothers, and other great dames --
ch. 14. Wolf whistles and hyena smiles: testosterone and women --
ch. 15. Spiking the punch: in defense of female aggression --
ch. 16. Cheap meat: learning to make a muscle --
ch. 17. Labor of love: the chemistry of human bondage --
ch. 18. Of hoggamus and hogwash: putting evolutionary psychology on the couch --
ch. 19. Skeptic in paradise: a call for revolutionary psychology.
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Angier takes the reader on a mesmerizing tour of female anatomy and physiology. She shows how cultural biases have influenced research and consequently lead to dubious conclusions about "female nature." An essential read for anyone interested in how biology affects who we are-as women, as men, and as human beings.

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