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Breasts : a natural and unnatural history / Florence Williams.


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 expoƛe about the breast and its imperiled modern fate.

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  • ISBN: 0393345076
  • ISBN: 9780393345070
  • Physical Description: ix, 338 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : Norton, 2013.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (p. [289]-336).
Formatted Contents Note:
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.
Subject: Breast > History.
Breast > Psychological aspects.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Kirtland Community College.


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Kirtland Community College Library QM 495 .W55 2013 30775305444987 General Collection Available -

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