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Title:Woman: An Intimate Geography
Format Type:Ebook
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Publisher:Anchor
ISBN:0385498411
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Number of Pages:464
Category:Science, Non fiction, Feminism, Womens, Biology, Gender

Woman: An Intimate Geography by Natalie Angier

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Woman: An Intimate Geography With the clarity insight and sheer exuberance of language that make her one of i The New York Times i 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 b Woman b 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 b Woman b 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