Woman An Intimate Geography

New revised edition

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Publisher's Synopsis

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!... WOMAN is a delicious cocktail of estrogen and amphetamine designed to pump up the ovaries as well as the cerebral cortex' - Barbara Ehrenreich, TIME MAGAZINE

'Drawing on science, literature and history, Angier provides valuable insight into the power of hormones, breast milk and the all-important clitoris. A must for every woman's bookshelf' - WOMAN'S JOURNAL

Book information

ISBN: 9781844089901
Publisher: Little, Brown
Imprint: Virago
Pub date:
Edition: New revised edition
DEWEY: 612.0082
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: viii, 551
Weight: 380g
Height: 159mm
Width: 197mm
Spine width: 35mm