• Social Science

Woman

An Intimate Geography
Author: Natalie Angier
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 0385498411
Category: Social Science
Page: 438
View: 2829
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

    • Social Science

Woman

An Intimate Geography (Revised and Updated)
Author: Natalie Angier
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1844089916
Category: Social Science
Page: 560
View: 2008
WOMAN explores the essence of what it means to be female. In mapping the inner woman - from organs to orgasms - Natalie Angier presents an extraordinary new vision of the female body as an evolutionary masterpiece. 'Anyone living in or near a female body should read this book' - Gloria Steinem 'Women have long been regarded as slaves to biology and evolution, prisoners in a hormonal swamp. But now, some of the sacred tenets of evolutionary psychology . . . have come under fresh challenge. As the century turns, it could be Goodbye women's lib; hello female liberation! . . . WOMAN is a delicious cocktail of estrogen and amphetamine designed to pump up the ovaries as well as the cerebral cortex' - Barbara Ehrenreich, Time magazine 'Drawing on science, literature and history, Angier provides valuable insight into the power of hormones, breast milk and the all-important clitoris. A must for every woman's bookshelf' - Woman's Journal

    • Health & Fitness

Woman

An Intimate Geography
Author: Natalie Angier
Publisher: HMH
ISBN: 0547344996
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 416
View: 4504
National Book Award Finalist: This look at the science of the female body is “a tour de force . . . wonderful, entertaining and informative” (TheNew York Times Book Review). From a Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist who covers science for the New York Times, Woman is an essential guide to everything from organs to orgasms and hormones to hysterectomies. With her characteristic clarity and insight, Natalie Angier cuts through still-prevalent myths and misinformation surrounding the female body, the most enigmatic of evolutionary masterpieces. In addition to earning a nomination for the National Book Award, Woman was named one of the best books of the year by NPR, the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune, and People, among others. “One knows early on one is reading a classic—a text so necessary and abundant and true that all efforts of its kind, for decades before and after it, will be measured by it.” —Los Angeles Times “Ultimately, this grand tour of the female body provides a new vision of the role of women in the history of our species.” —The Washington Post

    • Science

The Canon

A Whirligig Tour of the Beautiful Basics of Science
Author: Natalie Angier
Publisher: HMH
ISBN: 9780547348568
Category: Science
Page: 304
View: 3237
The New York Times bestseller that makes scientific subjects both understandable and fun: “Every sentence sparkles with wit and charm.” —Richard Dawkins From the Pulitzer Prize–winning New York Times science journalist and bestselling author of Woman, this is a playful, passionate guide to the science all around us (and inside us)—from physics to chemistry, biology, geology, astronomy, and more. Drawing on conversations with hundreds of the world’s top scientists, Natalie Angier creates a thoroughly entertaining guide to scientific literacy. For those who want a fuller understanding of some of the great issues of our time, The Canon offers insights on stem cells, bird flu, evolution, and global warming. For students—or parents whose kids ask a lot of questions about how the world works—it brings to life such topics as how the earth was formed, or what electricity is. Also included are clear, fascinating explanations of how to think scientifically and grasp the tricky subject of probability. The Canon is a joyride through the major scientific disciplines that reignites our childhood delight and sense of wonder—and along the way, tells us what is actually happening when our ice cream melts or our coffee gets cold, what our liver cells do when we eat a caramel, why the horse is an example of evolution at work, and how we’re all really made of stardust.

    • Science

The Beauty of the Beastly

New Views on the Nature of Life
Author: Natalie Angier
Publisher: HMH
ISBN: 0547524706
Category: Science
Page: 304
View: 385
“An awe-inspiring tour of nature” from a Pulitzer Prize–winning science writer (San Francisco Examiner). Natalie Angier has taken great pains to learn her science from the molecule up. She knows all that scientists know—and sometimes more—about the power of symmetry in sexual relations, about the brutal courting habits of dolphins, about the grand deceit of orchids, and about the impact of female and male preferences on evolution. The Beauty of the Beastly takes the pulse of everything from the supple structure of DNA to the erotic ways of barn swallows, queen bees, and the endangered, otherworldly primate called the aye-aye. Few writers have ever covered so many facets of biology so evocatively in one book. Timothy Ferris, author of the acclaimed Coming of Age in the Milky Way, says Angier is “one of the strongest and wittiest science writers in the world today.” “Like Alan Lightman or Lewis Thomas,” writes Nobel laureate David Baltimore, “she draws from science a meaning that few scientists see, and her writing takes on an unusual dimension of artistry.” And Sherwin Nuland, author of How We Die, believes that “Natalie Angier is in the tradition of the great nature writers.” “A gold mine.” —The New York Times “From cockroaches to cheetahs, DNA to elephant dung, Angier gives us intimate and dramatic portraits of nature that readers will find rewarding.” —Publishers Weekly

    • Fiction

Intimate Geography


Author: Tamsen Parker
Publisher: Tamsen Parker
ISBN: 1942427018
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
View: 1247
Fiercely protective of her heart, India Burke let down her defenses when Cris Ardmore went from another notch on her D/s playdate belt to everything she could never admit she wanted. But being disowned by your family and betrayed by your lover aren’t easy to get over, and India’s old fears of intimacy creep in against a backdrop of professional drama that forces her return to a place that never really felt like home. Though she proved her loyalty when it mattered most, love is about more than grand gestures and Cris wants all of her—which may be more than India is able to give. Can Cris and India navigate to a shared future or will they forever be off course? **Please note: Intimate Geography is the second book in The Compass Series and is NOT a stand-alone. Personal Geography, the first half of Cris and India's story, released December 1st 2014**

    • Health & Fitness

Y

The Descent of Men
Author: Steve Jones
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780618139309
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 252
View: 7472
Offers current biological research to explore the qualities of maleness, looking at the role of the all-important Y chromosome, as well as social, environmental, behavioral, and cultural factors.

    • Health & Fitness

What's Up Down There?

Questions You'd Only Ask Your Gynecologist If She Was Your Best Friend
Author: Lissa Rankin, MD
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 9781429943314
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 400
View: 7962
In this funny, outrageous and empowering book, Dr. Lissa Rankin answers all the secret gynecological questions that most women wonder about, but have always been afraid to ask. Suppose you had a wise, warm, funny best friend-who just happened to be a gynecologist. You're out with the girls for cocktails and the conversation turns to sex, and then to girly parts. One by one, you start asking her all the questions you've secretly wondered about-and discover that you have a lot in common. If you were to write those questions down, then you'd have What's Up Down There?, a life-changing little book that answers: - Do old ladies have saggy vaginas? - How do male gynecologists have a sex life without feeling like they're stuck at the office? - Is it normal for your inner labia to hang out of your outer labia? - Can the baby feel its mom having sex during pregnancy? - How common is it for one's boobs to be two totally different sizes? And so much more! As outrageously funny as it is empowering, this book reveals how to love yourself and your body-and will have you recommending it to every woman you know. From off-the wall sex questions to serious topics of women's sexual health, What's Up Down There? provides answers to women of all ages and stages.

    • History

Virgin

The Untouched History
Author: Hanne Blank
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1596910119
Category: History
Page: 304
View: 9278
A provocative social history examines the history of virginity and of noted virgins in Western culture, describing the unique fascination civilization has had for virginity from a social, political, economic, philosophical, medical, and legal standpoint. Reprint.

    • Juvenile Nonfiction

Girls Think of Everything

Stories of Ingenious Inventions by Women
Author: Catherine Thimmesh,Melissa Sweet
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780618195633
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 57
View: 3049
Tells the story of how women throughout the ages have responded to situations confronting them in daily life by inventing such items as correction fluid, space helmets, and disposable diapers.

    • Social Science

Cunt

A Declaration of Independence
Author: Inga Muscio
Publisher: Seal Press
ISBN: 0786750510
Category: Social Science
Page: 320
View: 8968
An ancient title of respect for women, the word “cunt” long ago veered off this noble path. Inga Muscio traces the road from honor to expletive, giving women the motivation and tools to claim “cunt” as a positive and powerful force in their lives. With humor and candor, she shares her own history as she explores the cultural forces that influence women’s relationships with their bodies. Sending out a call for every woman to be the Cuntlovin’ Ruler of Her Sexual Universe, Muscio stands convention on its head by embracing all things cunt-related. This updated edition features a new foreword by Betty Dodson, an introduction by Derrick Jensen, a new afterword by the author and an updated and expanded resource section.

    • Social Science

Against Our Will

Men, Women and Rape
Author: Susan Brownmiller
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1480441953
Category: Social Science
Page: 472
View: 8574
Susan Brownmiller’s groundbreaking bestseller uncovers the culture of violence against women with a devastating exploration of the history of rape—now with a new preface by the author exposing the undercurrents of rape still present today Rape, as author Susan Brownmiller proves in her startling and important book, is not about sex but about power, fear, and subjugation. For thousands of years, it has been viewed as an acceptable “spoil of war,” used as a weapon by invading armies to crush the will of the conquered. The act of rape against women has long been cloaked in lies and false justifications. It is ignored, tolerated, even encouraged by governments and military leaders, misunderstood by police and security organizations, freely employed by domineering husbands and lovers, downplayed by medical and legal professionals more inclined to “blame the victim,” and, perhaps most shockingly, accepted in supposedly civilized societies worldwide, including the United States. Against Our Will is a classic work that has been widely credited with changing prevailing attitudes about violence against women by awakening the public to the true and continuing tragedy of rape around the globe and throughout the ages. Selected by the New York Times Book Review as an Outstanding Book of the Year and included among the New York Public Library’s Books of the Century, Against Our Will remains an essential work of sociological and historical importance.

    • Social Science

The Myth of Matriarchal Prehistory

Why an Invented Past Won't Give Women a Future
Author: Cynthia Eller
Publisher: Beacon Press
ISBN: 9780807067932
Category: Social Science
Page: 276
View: 6085
According to the myth of matriarchal prehistory, men and women lived together peacefully before recorded history. Society was centered around women, with their mysterious life-giving powers, and they were honored as incarnations and priestesses of the Great Goddess. Then a transformation occurred, and men thereafter dominated society. Given the universality of patriarchy in recorded history, this vision is understandably appealing for many women. But does it have any basis in fact? And as a myth, does it work for the good of women? Cynthia Eller traces the emergence of the feminist matriarchal myth, explicates its functions, and examines the evidence for and against a matriarchal prehistory. Finally, she explains why this vision of peaceful, woman-centered prehistory is something feminists should be wary of.

    • Health & Fitness

The Essential Over 35 Pregnancy Guide


Author: Ellen Lavin, PhD
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061965898
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 224
View: 4728
The good news about having a baby when you're over 35 Age 35-plus can be a great time to have a baby, and the chances for getting pregnant and carrying to term are good. Every day in the United States, more than a thousand women over the age of 35 give birth to healthy babies. Ellen Lavin, a marriage, family and child counselor specializing in pregnancy issues, and the 44-year-old mother of a three-year-old son, provides the answers every later-in-life mother is looking for, from pre conception thoughts to childbirth. Get the most up-to-date information about: Specific steps to take in preparing yourself for a healthy pregnancy How to improve your chances of getting pregnant The biology of conceiving after 40 The common-sense, positive reality about delivering a healthy baby at 35 and over Prenatal tests: the benefits and risks, including a thorough look at amniocentesis and chorionic villus sampling Myths vs. reality about health risks during pregnancy Causes and likelihood of miscarriage Getting past your fears and embracing your pregnancy When to consider infertility treatment and what to expectand much more Including: Month-by-month pregnancy progress, with particular attention to the concerns of women having a baby later in life.

    • Science

Natural Obsessions

Striving to Unlock the Deepest Secrets of the Cancer Cell
Author: Natalie Angier
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544358341
Category: Science
Page: 416
View: 3321
As dramatic as The Double Hex and as absorbing as The Soul of a New Machine, Natural Obsessions explores the advanced reaches of molecular biology, the nature of the human cell, and the genes that control cancer. It unforgettably portrays some of the best young scientists in the world, the rewards and discouragements of scientific research, and the very process of scientific inquiry.

    • Health & Fitness

Just Like a Woman

How Gender Science is Redefining what Makes Us Female
Author: Dianne R. Hales
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 9780553378184
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 398
View: 7120
Shattering numerous stereotypes about women, this book uses biology, anthropology, physiology, neuroscience, and medicine to explore the true nature of gender difference. Reprint.

    • Business & Economics

Leading Women

20 Influential Women Share Their Secrets to Leadership, Business, and Life
Author: Nancy D O'Reilly
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1440584184
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 256
View: 7197
Now is the time... Stop waiting around for the career--and life--that you deserve and start taking the reins! Leading Women shows you how to claim power and respect, conquer your internal barriers, and change the world by helping other women do the same. Featuring stories from twenty nationally acclaimed female leaders, this empowering guide offers real-life advice for breaking free of the predetermined roles in the business world and life. Powerful women such as New York Times bestselling author Marci Shimoff, advocacy leader Gloria Feldt, and Emmy-winning television host Aurea McGarry describe what it's like to go beyond their comfort zones, hold their own in a male-dominated environment, and take control of the situations that keep many women from achieving their goals. From corporate coach Lois Frankel's key ways to becoming a natural and necessary leader to bestselling author M. Bridget Cook-Burch's struggles after years of abuse, their insight will help you embrace your purpose, seize important opportunities, and overcome any obstacle that comes your way. With the guidance of these influential, resourceful leaders, you'll maximize your personal power, exceed your business goals, and establish a network designed to support and celebrate your fellow women. Contributors include: Kristin Andress, Cheryl Benton, Claire Damken Brown, PhD, M. Bridget Cook-Burch, Vivian Diller, PhD, Gloria Feldt, Lois P. Frankel, PhD, Joanna L. Krotz, Aurea McGarry, Lisa Mininni, Shirley Osbourne, Lois Phillips, PhD, Birute Regine, PhD, Linda Rendleman, Marcia Reynolds, PhD, Marci Shimoff, Rebecca Tinsley, Sandra Ford Walston, Michele Willens, and Janet Rose Wojtalik, EdD

    • Medical

Biology of Women


Author: Theresa Hornstein,Jeri Lynn Schwerin
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 143540033X
Category: Medical
Page: 816
View: 9171
Centered on the health of the human female throughout her lifespan, BIOLOGY OF WOMEN, 5th Edition continues to provide an excellent framework to discuss women's physiology, biology, and overall health. Thorough revisions to this benchmark text make the Fifth Edition both scientifically accurate and socially relevant for today's students. The Fifth Edition of BIOLOGY OF WOMEN covers topics from the female reproductive system to the psychobiological and socio-cultural factors that influence a woman's nutrition and physical activity. Distinctive pedagogical features include case studies, glossary of terms, and historical, economic and social perspectives. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

    • Health & Fitness

The V Book

A Doctor's Guide to Complete Vulvovaginal Health
Author: Elizabeth G. Stewart, M.D.,Paula Spencer
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 0307492443
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 480
View: 7052
The Groundbreaking Guide Every Woman Needs With The V Book, women will learn everything they need to know about the basics of vulvovaginal—or “V”–health, an essential yet often overlooked area of women’s health. Dr. Elizabeth G. Stewart, the nation’s foremost expert in vulvovaginal care and sexual-pain disorders, answers the questions about the all too common “V” ailments that women are embarrassed to discuss even with their doctors. Drawing upon the latest medical research and two decades of experience treating thousands of women in her specialized gynecological practice, Dr. Stewart has compiled a wealth of information and advice. This comprehensive and authoritative guide for women of all ages includes: • How your vulvovaginal concerns change throughout the life cycle, from your teens through menopause and beyond • How to pick a good gynecologist, and how to ask the right questions • Dos and don’ts of V hygiene—and why sometimes less is better • The safest use of tampons, pads, and pantiliners • How to handle common symptoms, such as redness, itching, dryness, and discharge • Which medical tests you should insist upon from your doctor • Tips for safe and pleasurable sex, and what to do when sexual intercourse is painful • The latest research on vulvodynia, the vaginal pain syndrome that won’t go away • Diagnosing and treating yeast infections, allergies, and other ailments • What to do if your doctor detects cancer or precancer cells And much, much more... From the Trade Paperback edition.

    • Biography & Autobiography

Victoria: The Queen

An Intimate Biography of the Woman Who Ruled an Empire
Author: Julia Baird
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 0679605053
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 752
View: 740
The true story for fans of the PBS Masterpiece series Victoria, this page-turning biography reveals the real woman behind the myth: a bold, glamorous, unbreakable queen—a Victoria for our times. Drawing on previously unpublished papers, this stunning new portrait is a story of love and heartbreak, of devotion and grief, of strength and resilience. NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY JANET MASLIN, THE NEW YORK TIMES • ESQUIRE • THE CHICAGO PUBLIC LIBRARY “Victoria the Queen, Julia Baird’s exquisitely wrought and meticulously researched biography, brushes the dusty myth off this extraordinary monarch.”—The New York Times Book Review (Editor’s Choice) When Victoria was born, in 1819, the world was a very different place. Revolution would threaten many of Europe’s monarchies in the coming decades. In Britain, a generation of royals had indulged their whims at the public’s expense, and republican sentiment was growing. The Industrial Revolution was transforming the landscape, and the British Empire was commanding ever larger tracts of the globe. In a world where women were often powerless, during a century roiling with change, Victoria went on to rule the most powerful country on earth with a decisive hand. Fifth in line to the throne at the time of her birth, Victoria was an ordinary woman thrust into an extraordinary role. As a girl, she defied her mother’s meddling and an adviser’s bullying, forging an iron will of her own. As a teenage queen, she eagerly grasped the crown and relished the freedom it brought her. At twenty, she fell passionately in love with Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, eventually giving birth to nine children. She loved sex and delighted in power. She was outspoken with her ministers, overstepping conventional boundaries and asserting her opinions. After the death of her adored Albert, she began a controversial, intimate relationship with her servant John Brown. She survived eight assassination attempts over the course of her lifetime. And as science, technology, and democracy were dramatically reshaping the world, Victoria was a symbol of steadfastness and security—queen of a quarter of the world’s population at the height of the British Empire’s reach. Drawing on sources that include fresh revelations about Victoria’s relationship with John Brown, Julia Baird brings vividly to life the fascinating story of a woman who struggled with so many of the things we do today: balancing work and family, raising children, navigating marital strife, losing parents, combating anxiety and self-doubt, finding an identity, searching for meaning. Praise for Victoria: The Queen “Fascinating.”—Vogue “In Baird’s deft portrayal, Victoria lives, breathes, and struts before us in all her complexity. . . . On a geopolitical level, Baird’s sweeping historical portrait also illuminates just how interconnected the European royal families were during this time. . . . Historical astuteness aside, the pages gallop along enhanced by titillating morsels of info.”—Esquire “A vivid portrait of one of England’s longest-reigning monarchs.”—Entertainment Weekly “[A] success from start to finish . . . [Baird’s] Victoria is a vivid, visceral creature.”—The Christian Science Monitor “Like the best biographers, Baird writes like a novelist, and her book is crammed with irresistible detail and description.”—The Seattle Times