Breasts: a natural and unnatural history
(Audiobook on CD)

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Published:
[Old Saybrook, Conn.] : Tantor Media, Inc., [2012].
Rating:
General adult.
Status:
Central Audiovisual
CD 611.49 WILLI
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Central Audiovisual
CD 611.49 WILLI
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Oct 30, 2019
Description
Did you know that breast milk contains substances similar to cannabis? Or that it's sold on the Internet for 262 times the price of oil? Feted and fetishized, the breast is an evolutionary masterpiece. But in the modern world, the breast is changing. Breasts are getting bigger, arriving earlier, and attracting newfangled chemicals. Increasingly, the odds are stacked against us in the struggle with breast cancer, even among men. What makes breasts so mercurial—and so vulnerable?In this informative and highly entertaining account, intrepid science reporter Florence Williams sets out to uncover the latest scientific findings from the fields of anthropology, biology, and medicine. Her investigation follows the life cycle of the breast from puberty to pregnancy to menopause, taking her from a plastic surgeon's office where she learns about the importance of cup size in Texas to the laboratory where she discovers the presence of environmental toxins in her own breast milk. The result is a fascinating exploration of where breasts came from, where they have ended up, and what we can do to save them.
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Format:
Audiobook on CD
Edition:
Unabridged ; [retail edition].
Physical Desc:
8 audio discs (10 hrs.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781452607603
UPC:
9781452607603

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Title from container.
General Note
Duration: 10:00:00.
Participants/Performers
Read by Kate Reading.
Description
An engaging narrative about an incredible, life-giving organ and its imperiled modern fate.
Target Audience
General adult.
System Details
Compact discs.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Williams, F., & Reading, K. (2012). Breasts: a natural and unnatural history. Unabridged ; [retail edition]. [Old Saybrook, Conn.]: Tantor Media, Inc.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Williams, Florence, 1967- and Kate. Reading. 2012. Breasts: A Natural and Unnatural History. [Old Saybrook, Conn.]: Tantor Media, Inc.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Williams, Florence, 1967- and Kate. Reading, Breasts: A Natural and Unnatural History. [Old Saybrook, Conn.]: Tantor Media, Inc, 2012.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Williams, Florence, and Kate Reading. Breasts: A Natural and Unnatural History. Unabridged ; [retail edition]. [Old Saybrook, Conn.]: Tantor Media, Inc, 2012.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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