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A brief history of the female body : an evolutionary look at how and why the female form came to be / Deena Emera.

Emera, Deena, (author.).

"Knowledge is the most powerful weapon. As the female body is constantly being politicized and policed, it is now more than ever that people must understand the inner workings of women's body. Written by an evolutionary geneticist, Deena Emera, Ph.D., in an accessible, nonjudgmental tone, A Brief History of the Female Body unravels misconceptions women have about their own bodies and supplies evolutionary-backed scientific analysis that provides a more complete understanding of women's bodies. Covering topics once considered taboo-from periods, to pregnancy, to the female orgasm-A Brief History of the Female Body illuminates how the female form has transformed over millions of years to become the beautiful, unique bodies women see in the mirror each day"-- Provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9781728249407
  • ISBN: 1728249406
  • Physical Description: xxxiv, 332 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks, [2023]

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-314) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction: The shaping of female biology -- The X factor -- Baring the story of your breasts -- Is there a point to periods? -- On the origin of orgasms -- What's love got to do with it? -- The fraught path of pregnancy -- The conflicted mother -- In sickness and in health -- Menopause and the epilogue of life -- Conclusion: Lessons from the past.
Subject: Females > Physiology > Popular works.
Females > Evolution > Popular works.
Women > Physiology > Popular works.
Women > Evolution > Popular works.
Sex differences > Popular works.

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  • 1 of 3 copies available at Lehigh Valley Library System.


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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Allentown Public Library 612.6 EMER (Text) 34455007061266 New Adult Nonfiction Checked Out 03/06/2024
Bethlehem Main Library 612.6 (Text) 33062009832586 New Adult Nonfiction Checked Out 03/12/2024
Easton Main Library 612.6 E53b (Text) 31901004731024 Adult Nonfiction Available -

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