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Breasts : a natural and unnatural history / Florence Williams.


  • Book Book
  • ISBN: 9780393063189 (hardcover) :
  • ISBN: 0393063186 (hardcover) :
  • Description: ix, 338 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., c2012.

Available copies

  • 9 copies at NOBLE (All Libraries).

Current holds

0 current holds with 12 total copies.

Library Location Call Number Status Due Date
Beverly Main Adult Nonfiction QM 495 .W55 2012 (Text to phone) Available -
Danvers Adult Nonfiction QM 495 W55 2012 (Text to phone) Available -
Endicott College General Collection QM 495 .W55 2012 (Text to phone) Available -
Gloucester Adult Nonfiction 612.664/Williams (Text to phone) Available -
Marblehead Adult Nonfiction 612.664 WILLIAMS 2012 (Text to phone) Available -
Melrose Nonfiction (Second Floor) 612.664 Williams (Text to phone) Checked out 10/17/2014
Middlesex - Bedford Campus Stacks QM495 .W55 2012 (Text to phone) Available -
North Shore - Danvers Campus Stacks QM 495 .W55 2012 (Text to phone) Checked out 11/14/2014
Peabody Main Adult Nonfiction NEW QM 495 .W55 2012 (Text to phone) Available -
Salem Adult Non-Fiction 612.664/WILLIAMS (Text to phone) Checked out 09/11/2012
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Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. [289]-336)
Contents Note: Planet breast -- For whom the bells toll -- Circular beginnings -- Plumbing: a primer -- Fill her up -- Toxic assets: the growing breast -- Shampoo, macaroni, and the American girl: spring comes early -- The pregnancy paradox -- What's for dinner? -- Holy crap: Herman, Hamlet, and the all-important human gut -- Sour milk -- An unfamiliar wilderness: periods, the pill, and HRT -- The few, the proud, the afflicted: can Marines solve the puzzle of breast cancer? -- Are you dense? : the aging breast -- The future of breasts.
Summary: Feted and fetishized, the breast is an evolutionary masterpiece. But breasts are changing. They are 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? The author, a science journalist sets out to uncover the latest science from the fields of anthropology, biology, and medicine in this expose about the breast, an incredible life-giving organ and its imperiled modern fate.

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