Breasts

Breasts

A Natural and Unnatural History

Book - 2013
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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 expose about the breast and its imperiled modern fate.
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Company, 2013, c2012
ISBN: 9780393345070
0393345076
Branch Call Number: 612.664 WIL NVD
Characteristics: ix, 338 p. : ill. ; 21 cm

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kanbantus
Jun 23, 2014

Loved it! Very informative, user-friendly science-based read, I found it very interesting and useful. Raises the awareness and encourages to rethink our connections with our environment. Great for all women starting with teenagers, especially for 20-30 aged group, but also for older readers. Great chapters on breastfeeding, environmental toxins, cancer risks, modern view of breasts and even implants. Very refreshing and cool book, would make a good present for any woman I think.

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SPL_Laura
Mar 18, 2013

I like that the book was a bit edgy while still appealing to the science nerd. I am not well versed in science but was still able to understand a lot of the studies and points made by the author. Worth a read. So true, we live with breasts for so much of our lives but we really know very little about them. Time for some education!

Donna_R Nov 18, 2012

Popular science at its best - this book brings together science and culture and explores how breasts are a bit of a barometer for our environmental issues.

emily8 Oct 02, 2012

Excellent - compelling chapter on Camp LeJeune - thank you Florence...

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