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Breasts : a natural and unnatural history / by Williams, Florence,1967-;
Includes bibliographical references (p. [289]-336).Feted and fetishized, the breast is an evolutionary masterpiece. But breasts are changing. They're getting bigger, arriving earlier, and attracting newfangled chemicals. Increasingly, the odds are stacked against us in the struggle against breast cancer, even among men. What makes breasts so mercurial and so vulnerable? Intrepid science journalist Florence Williams sets out to uncover the latest science from the fields of anthropology, biology, and medicine in an engaging expośe about the breast and its imperiled modern fate.Planet Breast -- For whom the bells toll -- Circular beginnings -- Plumbing: a primer -- Fill her up -- Toxic assets: the growing breast -- Shampoo, macaroni, and the American girl: spring comes early -- The pregnancy paradox -- What's for dinner? -- Holy crap: Herman, Hamlet, and the all-important human gut -- Sour milk -- An unfamiliar wilderness: periods, the pill, and HRT -- The few. The proud. The afflicted: can marines solve the puzzle of breast cancer? -- Are you dense? the aging breast -- The future of breasts.
Subjects: Breast; Breast;
© 2013., Norton,
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Headstrong : 52 women who changed science--and the world / by Swaby, Rachel.;
Medicine. Mary Putnam Jacobi (1842-1906) -- Anna Wessels Williams (1863-1954) -- Alice Ball (1892-1916) -- Gerty Radnitz Cori (1896-1957) -- Helen Taussig (1898-1986) -- Elsie Widdowson (1906-2000) -- Virginia Apgar (1909-1974) -- Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin (1910-1994) -- Gertrude Belle Elion (1918-1999) -- Jane Wright (1919-2013) -- Biology and the environment. Maria Sibylla Merian (1647-1717) -- Jeanne Villepreux-Power (1794-1871) -- Mary Anning (1799-1847) -- Ellen Swallow Richards (1842-1911) -- Alice Hamilton (1869-1970) -- Alice Evans (1881-1975) -- Tilly Edinger (1897-1967) -- Rachel Carson (1907-1964) -- Ruth Patrick (1907-2013) -- Genetics and development. Nettie Stevens (1861-1912) -- Hilde Mangold (1898-1924) -- Charlotte Auerbach (1899-1994) -- Barbara McClintock (1902-1992) -- Salome Gluecksohn Waelsch (1907-2007) -- Rita Levi-Montalcini (1909-2012) -- Rosalind Franklin (1920-1958) -- Anne McLaren (1927-2007) -- Lynn Margulis (1938-2011) -- Physics. Émilie du Châtelet (1706-1749) -- Lise Meitner (1878-1968) -- Irène Joliot-Curie (1897-1956) -- Maria Goeppert Mayer (1906-1972) -- Marguerite Perey (1909-1975) -- Chien-Shiung Wu (1912-1997) -- Rosalyn Sussman Yalow (1921-2011) -- Earth and stars. Maria Mitchell (1818-1889) -- Annie Jump Cannon (1863-1941) -- Inge Lehmann (1888-1993) -- Marie Tharp (1920-2006) -- Yvonne Brill (1924-2013) -- Sally Ride (1951-2012) -- Math and technology. Maria Gaetana Agnesi (1718-1799) -- Ada Lovelace (1815-1852) -- Florence Nightingale (1820-1910) -- Sophie Kowalevski (1850-1891) -- Emmy Noether (1882-1935) -- Mary Cartwright (1900-1998) -- Grace Murray Hopper (1906-1992) -- Invention. Hertha Ayrton (1854-1923) -- Hedy Lamarr (1914-2000) -- Ruth Benerito (1916-2013) -- Stephanie Kwolek (1923-2014)."Covering Nobel Prize winners and major innovators, as well as lesser-known but hugely significant scientists who influence our every day, Rachel Swaby's ... profiles span centuries of courageous thinkers and illustrate how each one's ideas developed, from their first moment of scientific engagement through the research and discovery for which they're best known"--Page 4 of cover.Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-263) and index.Medicine -- Biology and the environment -- Genetics and development -- Physics -- Earth and stars -- Math and technology -- Invention.
Subjects: Women scientists; Women astronomers; Women physicians; Women biologists; Women physicists; Women mathematicians;
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