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Woman : An Intimate Geography

Woman : An Intimate Geography - 99 edition

ISBN13: 978-0385498418

Cover of Woman : An Intimate Geography 99 (ISBN 978-0385498418)
ISBN13: 978-0385498418
ISBN10: 0385498411
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 99
Publisher: Anchor Press
Published: 1999
International: No

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Woman : An Intimate Geography - 99 edition

ISBN13: 978-0385498418

Natalie Angier

ISBN13: 978-0385498418
ISBN10: 0385498411
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 99
Publisher: Anchor Press

Published: 1999
International: No
Summary

With the clarity, insight, and sheer exuberance of language that make her one of The New York Times's premier stylists, Pulitzer Prize-winner Natalie Angier lifts the veil of secrecy from that most enigmatic of evolutionary masterpieces, the female body. Angier takes readers on a mesmerizing tour of female anatomy and physiology that explores everything from organs to orgasm, and delves into topics such as exercise, menopause, and the mysterious properties of breast milk.

A self-proclaimed "scientific fantasia of womanhood." Woman ultimately challenges widely accepted Darwinian-based gender stereotypes. Angier shows how cultural biases have influenced research in evolutionary psychology (the study of the biological bases of behavior) and consequently lead to dubious conclusions about "female nature." such as the idea that women are innately monogamous while men are natural philanderers.

But Angier doesn't just point fingers; she offers optimistic alternatives and transcends feminist polemics with an enlightened subversiveness that makes for a joyful, fresh vision of womanhood. Woman is a seminal work that will endure as an essential read for anyone intersted in how biology affects who we are--as women, as men, and as human beings.

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