A Natural and Unnatural History

Large Print - 2012
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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 expośe about the breast and its imperiled modern fate.
Publisher: Detroit :, Thorndike Press,, 2012
Edition: Large print edition
ISBN: 9781410452115
Branch Call Number: LARGE PRINT 612.6 Williams 2012
Characteristics: 529 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Alternative Title: Breasts


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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.

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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