Woman: An Intimate Geography

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt #ad - 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. 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. National book award finalist: This look at the science of the female body is “a tour de force .  .  .

Woman: An Intimate Geography #ad - Wonderful, entertaining and informative” TheNew York Times Book Review. In addition to earning a nomination for the national book Award, the Chicago Tribune, the Los Angeles Times, and People, Woman was named one of the best books of the year by NPR, among others. 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.

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The Beauty of the Beastly: New Views on the Nature of Life

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Mariner Books #ad - 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. She knows all that scientists know—and sometimes more—about the power of symmetry in sexual relations, about the grand deceit of orchids, about the brutal courting habits of dolphins, and about the impact of female and male preferences on evolution.

An awe-inspiring tour of nature” from a Pulitzer Prize–winning science writer San Francisco Examiner. 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.

The Beauty of the Beastly: New Views on the Nature of Life #ad - 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. Natalie angier has taken great pains to learn her science from the molecule up.

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The Canon: A Whirligig Tour of the Beautiful Basics of Science

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Mariner Books #ad - The canon is a joyride through the major scientific disciplines that reignites our childhood delight and sense of wonder—and along the way, why the horse is an example of evolution at work, 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, and how we’re all really made of stardust.

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, biology, geology, this is a playful, astronomy, passionate guide to the science all around us and inside us—from physics to chemistry, and more.

The Canon: A Whirligig Tour of the Beautiful Basics of Science #ad - Also included are clear, fascinating explanations of how to think scientifically and grasp the tricky subject of probability. For those who want a fuller understanding of some of the great issues of our time, evolution, The Canon offers insights on stem cells, bird flu, and global warming. Drawing on conversations with hundreds of the world’s top scientists, Natalie Angier creates a thoroughly entertaining guide to scientific literacy.

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.  .

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Abused, Confused & Misused Words: A Writer's Guide to Usage, Spelling, Grammar, and Sentence Structure

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Skyhorse Publishing #ad - An alphabetical list of words that are frequently misspelled or misused is accompanied by a style guide to usage rules that tells you how and when they can be broken. Anyone who is intrigued by language, who is fascinated by words, or who simply wants to use our language clearly and effectively will enjoy this delightful reference.

The english language can be tricky—discover and avoid these common mistakes!   is incorrect spelling starting to have a negative affect on your term papers? Do you wonder what someone is inferring when they tell you to pick up a dictionary? Have you been putting bullion in your soup?   These are just a few of the commonly misunderstood words discussed and explained in Abused, and Misused Words, Confused, an entertaining and informative look at the ever-changing nature of the English language.

Abused, Confused & Misused Words: A Writer's Guide to Usage, Spelling, Grammar, and Sentence Structure #ad - Also included is a collection of one thousand new and inventive words, and nearly thirty thousand more words are discussed in a section dealing with word roots and how they are used in modern language.

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God's Doodle: The Life and Times of the Penis

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Soft Skull Press #ad - A well-researched, dryly witty and worthwhile read. Salon   “tom hickman tells the story of its ups and downs with enthusiasm and a mostly straight face. The economist. It reaches through time and looks at how the penis trended long before one was ever posted on Twitter. If you were to wrap your hands around anything less than two-inches, it should be God’s Doodle, a brilliant history of the penis that hits the topic right on the head.

You will be impotent with both laughter and information as you read “ .  .  . It is a stiff subject, but we easily settle in with the likes of Bill Clinton, Michelangelo’s David, and Shakespeare as they followed their heads. Subtly, author of the joy of sex, such as greece’s “the lion on the cheese-grater, unhurriedly and mercilessly” Alex Comfort, as Hickman discusses ancient literatures and mathematical quandaries of possible positions, ” which still keeps scholars from being cocksure about the potential.

God's Doodle: The Life and Times of the Penis #ad - Undeniably funny. Booklist   throughout history, man has revered his penis as his “most precious ornament. From small to large, thick to thin, smooth to wrinkled, Hickman lets the history of this mystery hang out for all to see. A remarkably entertaining and informative look at the male organ down through the ages .

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Sacred Pleasure: Sex, Myth, and the Politics of the Body-

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HarperOne #ad - Riane eisler shows us how history has consistently promoted the link between sex and violence—and how we can sever this link and move to a politics of partnership rather than domination in all our relations.

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O: The Intimate History of the Orgasm

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Grove Press #ad - Covers the climax from B. C. Neither leering nor squeamish, Margolis has created a fresh, compelling work guaranteed to ignite much late-night conversation. Publishers weekly   “one of the best books on human sexuality that I’ve come across. Bishop pat buckley, News of the World London. Now acclaimed british journalist Jonathan Margolis delivers the definitive history of the human orgasm, of sex for pleasure as well as conception—from prehistory to Viagra.

Most people manage just twelve minutes of orgasmic bliss per year. Orgasm is one of society’s most compelling, shaping forces—and most of us probably think that we are living in its golden age. And his breezy, sophisticated writing doesn’t hurt, either” Booklist. Some never experience it at all. How much have we learned about female pleasure since the 1558 discovery of the clitoris? how has the drive for pleasure, and technology, literature, to “primitive” tribes who embraced maximum pleasure for both sexes? How much does the sensation of orgasm differ for different people? Drawing on the biology, psychology, shaped various societies—from Saint Francis of Assisi and the thorn bush, and the fear of it, anthropology, Jonathan Margolis delivers the final word on both male and female orgasm in an enlightening history that is a pleasure to read.

O: The Intimate History of the Orgasm #ad - To sex and the City. Playgirl   “an immensely entertaining and informative book .  .  .

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Spare Parts: In Praise of Your Appendix and Other Unappreciated Organs

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Skyhorse Publishing #ad - The “tailbone, that “extra” set of molars for which many “evolved” human jaws lack space, but now considered the keystone of the boney pelvic arch where muscles meet and stabilize our seatingWisdom teeth, ” once considered the remnant of a human tail, but that are still required by higher primates for extra chew power   Having highlighted the still-important parts, Rinzler adds a chapter on dispensables: parts that we can indeed happily give up.

Along the way, rinzler weaves in Darwin’s theories of evolution and shares insights on what the human body may be like millennia from now. Unparalleled information, both arcane and titillating” Manhattan Book Review. This book sheds light on human body parts once considered extraneous, but now proven to play an important role in our healthy survival.

Carol ann Rinzler once again informs and entertains. With wit and research-honed wisdom, health writer carol ann rinzler explains in layman's language why we need “bonus” body parts such as:  The appendix, once derided as “the worm of the intestines, ” but now believed to play an important role in our immune systemThe coccyx, a.

Spare Parts: In Praise of Your Appendix and Other Unappreciated Organs #ad - K. A. She helps us see that evolution is a profound and powerful force of nature that produces things that work, but also produces some quirky and not-so-intelligently designed parts as well. Richard N. Gottfried, new york state assembly heath committee Chair   “What a pleasure this book is to read! Rinzler has chosen a terrific topic, and carried it off with style and erudition.

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Doing Sixty & Seventy

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Open Road Media #ad - Whereas turning fifty, in her experience, is “leaving a much-loved and familiar country, ” turning sixty means “arriving at the border of a new one. With insight, intelligence, wit, and heartfelt honesty, she explores the landscapes of this new country and celebrates what she has called “the greatest adventure of our lives.

While appreciating everybody’s experiences as different, Steinem sees these years as charged with possibilities. Dealing with stereotypes and the “invisibility” that often accompany a woman’s senior years can be as liberating as it is frustrating. In doing sixty & seventy she addresses an essential concern of people everywhere—and especially of women: the issue of aging.

. A powerful and moving treatise on the surprises of aging from an influential feminist writer and activist who thinks beyond stereotypesThe older I get, the more intensely I feel about the world around me. Gloria steinem has been an eloquent and outspoken voice for women’s rights and equality for more than four decades.

Doing Sixty & Seventy #ad - It frees women as well as men to embrace that “full, glorious, alive-in-the-moment, don’t-give-a-damn yet caring-for-everything sense of the right now. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Gloria Steinem including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author’s personal collection.

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Women's Anatomy of Arousal: Secret Maps to Buried Pleasure

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#ad - She wrote it to transform people's lives and support them to reclaim their erotic birthright. She gets rave reviews as a teacher. Over the years, she has developed her own unique approach to sexuality education, called Wholistic Sexuality. Now her teaching is available in this fun, fascinating, immensely readable book that can transform your sex life for the better.

Winston is the executive director of the Kingston, NY-based Center for the Intimate Arts. Women have an entire erectile network that, can elevate their erotic experience from "Oh!" to "Oh! Oh! Oh!"Join celebrated sexuality teacher Sheri Winston as she integrates ancient wisdom, if properly stimulated, lost knowledge and modern sexuality information in a sexy, empowering guidebook that illuminates every woman's secret paths to fabulous, fun, orgasmically abundant sex.

Women's Anatomy of Arousal: Secret Maps to Buried Pleasure #ad - We're not just talking about Ye Olde G-Spot here. It's the gold standard!" women have a largely unknown network of structures responsible for arousal and orgasm that their owners and even most medical professionals don't know about. Winner, 2010 book of the year award! the american association of sex educators, counselors & therapists aasect.

Find out why Dr. Christiane northrup has called women's Anatomy of Arousal "the most comprehensive, user-friendly, practical and uplifting book on women's sexuality I've ever read. And what she shares works! when people apply the information and techniques she provides, the result is often a whole new level of sexual pleasure.

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An Atheist's History of Belief: Understanding Our Most Extraordinary Invention

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Counterpoint #ad - What first prompted prehistoric man, and scientologists?   as our dreams and nightmares have changed over millennia, sheltered in the shadows of deep caves, Christians, to call upon the realm of the spirits? And why has belief thrived ever since, Nazis, Aztec priests and Mayan rulers, Jews, pharaohs, Buddhists, shaping thousands of generations of shamans, so have our beliefs.

A skeptical yet deeply curious survey of how and why human beings have worshipped throughout the ages—from sun gods and cave paintings to Mormonism. The gods we created have evolved with us through a narrative fraught with human sacrifice, political upheaval and bloody wars. In an atheist’s history of belief, award-winning novelist and committed atheist Matthew Kneale “aims to tell you everything you’ve wondered about religion but never dared to ask” The Guardian, UK.

An Atheist's History of Belief: Understanding Our Most Extraordinary Invention #ad - . Belief was man’s most epic labor of invention. It has been our closest companion, and has followed mankind across the continents and through all of recorded history.

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