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Woman: An Intimate Geography e-book

Author:

Natalie Angier

Language:

English

Category:

Fitness

Subcategory:

Women's Health

ePub size:

1847 kb

Other formats:

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Rating:

4.2

Publisher:

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; 1 edition (April 6, 1999)

Pages:

398

ISBN:

0395691303

Woman: An Intimate Geography e-book

by Natalie Angier


Woman: An Intimate Geography. But Angier doesn't just point fingers; she offers optimistic alternatives and transcends feminist polemics with an enlightened subversiveness that makes for a joyful, fresh vision of womanhood.

Woman: An Intimate Geography.

So when a book comes along as beautifully written and endlessly informative as Natalie Angier's Woman: An Intimate Geography, it's a cause for major celebration.

Ships from and sold by eQuip Online. So when a book comes along as beautifully written and endlessly informative as Natalie Angier's Woman: An Intimate Geography, it's a cause for major celebration. Written with whimsy and eloquence, her investigation into female physiology draws its inspiration not only from scientific and medical sources but also from mythology, history, art, and literature, layering biological factoids with her own personal encounters and arcane anecdotes from the history of science.

Highly developed chest muscles give the impression of cleavaged breasts. r Bruce Weber, who in his pictures for Calvin Klein underwear gave us a nude male chest as vociferous as the conventional female cleavage shot. To defy the choreographed curve is to renounce, mock, or affront the pretty.

This book should be required reading by every high school or college student, and every woman, regardless of her age, should do herself and her progeny a favor and become intimate with it. I am grateful to the author for her knowdge, courage and heart.

Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Are you an author? Learn about Author Central. This book should be required reading by every high school or college student, and every woman, regardless of her age, should do herself and her progeny a favor and become intimate with it. This book is a part of Leslie Howard's Yoga for the Pelvic Floor Teacher Training, who is herself a revolutionary in opening minds, hearts, and pelvises towards what surely must bear out to be a revolution in women's health all over the world.

An Intimate Geography. A Division of Random House, Inc. New York. Natalie Angier writes about biology for The New York Times, where she has won a Pulitzer Prize, the American Association for the Advancement of Science journalism award, and other honors. The author of two previous books, The Beauty of the Beastly and Natural Obsessions, she lives with her family in Takoma Park, Maryland. books by natalie angier. Natural Obsessions: Striving to Unlock. the Deepest Secrets of the Cancer Cell. The Beauty of the Beastly:.

WOMAN explores the essence of what it means to be female. In mapping the inner woman - from organs to orgasms - Natalie Angier presents an extraordinary new vision of the female body as an evolutionary masterpiece

WOMAN explores the essence of what it means to be female. In mapping the inner woman - from organs to orgasms - Natalie Angier presents an extraordinary new vision of the female body as an evolutionary masterpiece. Anyone living in or near a female body should read this book' - Gloria Steinem'Women have long been regarded as slaves to biology and evolution, prisoners in a hormonal swamp. But now, some of the sacred tenets of evolutionary psychology. have come under fresh challenge. As the century turns, it could be Goodbye women's lib; hello female liberation!.

I liked bits of Woman: An Intimate Geography by Natalie Angier (1999), and then the author started really irritating me. My main issue was a misunderstanding of what Ms Angier hoped to accomplish in her volume

I liked bits of Woman: An Intimate Geography by Natalie Angier (1999), and then the author started really irritating me. My main issue was a misunderstanding of what Ms Angier hoped to accomplish in her volume. When I began reading, I thought I was picking up a pop science book about the majesty of woman’s body, scientifically examined. That is not what this is. After a hundred pages, I realized that this is a personal view of women as written by a journalist with a background in science. In the introduction, Natalie Angier calls this her fantasia on women

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The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author of Natural Obsessions explores the essence of what it means to be a woman--in body and mind--as she shares her thoughts on everything from organs to orgasm and menopause. 75,000 first printing. Tour.
Ginaun
the book is filled to the brim with exciting descriptions of biology/humanity/women/etc. angier writes with a concise and poetic style, begging you to continue reading

she does a phenomenal job dispelling various caricatures and stereotypes of femininity, drawing on a wide range of cultural and biological sources. i can't vouch for the reliability of angier's translations of scientific studies, but i greatly enjoyed them and she was comprehensive enough i suspect her main points hold up even if a few of the (many!) studies are not current/represented-accurately/etc

as a fellow child of christian scientists (and unfortunately, like natalie, having a needlessly and prematurely dead father), i greatly appreciate her fresh-eyed look at the fields of medicine and biology.. a rare and exciting perspective, imo

otherwise/overall i found the work most compelling for its insight into humanity and biology at large, and while its woman-centricity makes a good catalyst for this discussion, i found it regressive at times

on page 374, angier quotes patricia gowaty ->

"all of these strategies and counterstrategies are going on in real time, so that we have responses associated with learning and experience rather than as a result of coded genetic modules.. the ecological problems that one sex has to solve are produced by the other sex. nothing is fixed. until we incorporate that notion, of the dynamic and dialectic pressures underlying human mating systems, we'll never get to the real meat of human behavior, and we'll continue repeating the extreme, and extremely boring, parodies"

wow!! but rather than employ this dialectic perspective, angier simply states it (at the end). she does an astounding job of connecting a huge number of exciting topics - nominally a discussion of womanhood, and effectively one of humanity - but she digs her heels in for the sexual tug-o-war, most noticeably by floating casual/negative/frequent male stereotypes. a particular zinger (p251) reads ->

"men do not live as long as women do, after all, and the disparity in lifespan applies globally. maybe they don't have to live as long. or maybe they don't want to. maybe they get tired of losing their hair, and of the political pomp of the hunt, and of making bad jokes about their mothers-in-law"

try substituting "men" and "women" along with your most despised of the tired-female-stereotypes, and it's a career finisher (in some circles)

gowaty's transcendent approach would make a significantly more powerful/shattering/foundational work (imo). but, it's still a great (5 star!) read - and i highly recommend it to anyone who's intrigued
The Apotheoses of Lacspor
This is a GOOD nonfiction book, written by a journalist with a great sense of humor and fast-paced writing style. No matter how much you know about yourself and/or womanhood, every chapter will give you some astounding piece of information and a line or two to guffaw over. Can't miss on this one.
ARE
BEAUTIFUL and intelligent book, would recommend to ALL women (and men!) Extremely interesting and important information about the history of women's bodies, including science. Learned a lot and made me appreciate my body more.
Nilarius
I have loved this book since I happened upon it in a random used bookstore in Seattle several years ago, cover all bent and torn and lots of illegible writing dispersed throughout the pages. This combines everything I love and need in this world. Angier is a fantastically talented writer, and can make a description of roadkill into a love story for the masses.
Fegelv
A great addition to rhe women's health care area of my home library.
Minha
Angier writes in a way that speaks to women of all ages, experiences, and classes. The information flowing from the pages of this book blew my mind; and I had always considered myself fairly well-informed about my body, and how it worked. Turns out, I didn't know squat. She poses facts, theories and ideas in a way that is provocative, yet easy to digest. At times she can get a little wordy, perhaps a bit "out-there," with her suggestions and explanations. But I find it humorous, even endearing, as I can definitely see where she is coming from. She wouldn't have been able to hide her femenist agenda even if she wanted to, and while other authors might have allowed this to serve as a detriment to their work, Angier's only enhances the message(s) she is trying to convey.

I think it's a fabulous book that every single woman should read. I think it should in fact be required reading in school, right up there with "Our Bodies, Ourselves." Raging against the male-dominated field of science with political motives is one thing. But at the very least, modern society has shown us that our young women, generation after generation, are in desperate need of better educations about how their bodies work. I think this book is a good first step.
Fog
Angier is a terrific writer. Loved "The Canon," her book on science, too.
I was assigned this book as a textbook for my biology of women class, along with a more text book-y title, The Second X, and another novel-y one, Birth in Four Cultures. I have had a hard time keeping up with the other two text books because I can't put this one down. I have never looked forward to reading a textbook before like I look forward to this one. Believe I'll be giving a copy to my midwife as a post birth gift.

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