Vagina Obscura  An Anatomical Voyage Book

Vagina Obscura An Anatomical Voyage

  • Author : Rachel E. Gross
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • File Size : 16,6 Mb
  • Release Date : 2022-03-29
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9781324006329


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A myth-busting voyage into the female body. A camera obscura reflects the world back but dimmer and inverted. Similarly, science has long viewed woman through a warped lens, one focused narrowly on her capacity for reproduction. As a result, there exists a vast knowledge gap when it comes to what we know about half of the bodies on the planet. That is finally changing. Today, a new generation of researchers is turning its gaze to the organs traditionally bound up in baby-making—the uterus, ovaries, and vagina—and illuminating them as part of a dynamic, resilient, and ever-changing whole. Welcome to Vagina Obscura, an odyssey into a woman’s body from a fresh perspective, ushering in a whole new cast of characters. In Boston, a pair of biologists are growing artificial ovaries to counter the cascading health effects of menopause. In Melbourne, a urologist remaps the clitoris to fill in crucial gaps in female sexual anatomy. Given unparalleled access to labs and the latest research, journalist Rachel E. Gross takes readers on a scientific journey to the center of a wonderous world where the uterus regrows itself, ovaries pump out fresh eggs, and the clitoris pulses beneath the surface like a shimmering pyramid of nerves. This paradigm shift is made possible by the growing understanding that sex and gender are not binary; we all share the same universal body plan and origin in the womb. That’s why insights into the vaginal microbiome, ovarian stem cells, and the biology of menstruation don’t mean only a better understanding of female bodies, but a better understanding of male, non-binary, transgender, and intersex bodies—in other words, all bodies. By turns funny, lyrical, incisive, and shocking, Vagina Obscura is a powerful testament to how the landscape of human knowledge can be rewritten to better serve everyone.

Phallacy Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings


  • Author : Emily Willingham
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • File Size : 8,7 Mb
  • Release Date : 2020-09-22
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9780593087183


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A wry look at what the astonishing world of animal penises can tell us about how we use our own. The fallacy sold to many of us is that the penis signals dominance and power. But this wry and penetrating book reveals that in fact nature did not shape the penis--or the human attached to it--to have the upper...hand. Phallacy looks closely at some of nature's more remarkable examples of penises and the many lessons to learn from them. In tracing how we ended up positioning our nondescript penis as a pulsing, awe-inspiring shaft of all masculinity and human dominance, Phallacy also shows what can we do to put that penis back where it belongs. Emphasizing our human capacities for impulse control, Phallacy ultimately challenges the toxic message that the penis makes the man and the man can't control himself. With instructive illustrations of unusual genitalia and tales of animal mating rituals that will make you particularly happy you are not a bedbug, Phallacy shows where humans fit on the continuum from fun to fatal phalli and why the human penis is an implement for intimacy, not intimidation.

The Medieval Chastity Belt Book

The Medieval Chastity Belt

  • Author : A. Classen
  • Publisher : Springer
  • File Size : 11,8 Mb
  • Release Date : 2007-03-19
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 223
  • ISBN 10 : 9780230603097


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The chastity belt is one of those objects people have commonly identified with the 'dark' Middle Ages. This book analyzes the origin of this myth and demonstrates how a convenient misconception, or contorted imagination, of an allegedly historical practice has led to profoundly flawed interpretations of control mechanisms used by jealous husbands.

Camera Obscura Book

Camera Obscura

  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • File Size : 20,6 Mb
  • Release Date : 1983
  • Genre: Feminism
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105005693606


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The Poisoner s Handbook Book
Score: 4
From 68 Ratings

The Poisoner s Handbook

  • Author : Deborah Blum
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • File Size : 19,6 Mb
  • Release Date : 2011-01-25
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101524893


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Equal parts true crime, twentieth-century history, and science thriller, The Poisoner's Handbook is "a vicious, page-turning story that reads more like Raymond Chandler than Madame Curie." —The New York Observer “The Poisoner’s Handbook breathes deadly life into the Roaring Twenties.” —Financial Times “Reads like science fiction, complete with suspense, mystery and foolhardy guys in lab coats tipping test tubes of mysterious chemicals into their own mouths.” —NPR: What We're Reading A fascinating Jazz Age tale of chemistry and detection, poison and murder, The Poisoner's Handbook is a page-turning account of a forgotten era. In early twentieth-century New York, poisons offered an easy path to the perfect crime. Science had no place in the Tammany Hall-controlled coroner's office, and corruption ran rampant. However, with the appointment of chief medical examiner Charles Norris in 1918, the poison game changed forever. Together with toxicologist Alexander Gettler, the duo set the justice system on fire with their trailblazing scientific detective work, triumphing over seemingly unbeatable odds to become the pioneers of forensic chemistry and the gatekeepers of justice. In 2014, PBS's AMERICAN EXPERIENCE released a film based on The Poisoner's Handbook.

The Vagina Book Book

The Vagina Book

  • Author : Thinx
  • Publisher : Chronicle Books
  • File Size : 13,9 Mb
  • Release Date : 2020-08-18
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 243
  • ISBN 10 : 9781452182902


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The Vagina Book is an essential guide packed with invaluable information about sexual health that everybody should know, but might be too afraid to ask. With sections on anatomy, periods, hormones, sex, contraception, fertility, hair care, and so much more, this fun-to-read guide helps readers make healthy decisions for their bodies. Compelling personal essays from a diverse group of luminary figures—including Margaret Cho, Roxane Gay, and Blair Imani—are sprinkled throughout, enriching the pages with beauty, strength, and honesty. • From OB/GYN Dr. Jennifer Conti and the team behind the beloved Thinx period products • Dispenses with taboos and misinformation about vaginas and bodies • Provides the latest health research in easy-to-digest entries Advice includes yoga poses to help with PMS and cramping, a cheat sheet for making sense of contraception options, why you should care about your pelvic floor (plus easy strengthening exercises!), and the illustrated history of feminine hygiene products, from ancient Egypt through today. This groundbreaking guide is a perfect gift for every modern woman and a vital addition to every modern bookshelf. • A must-have handbook for anyone with a vagina • Presented in a luxe, cushioned case filled with more than a hundred vibrant illustrations • Perfect unique gift for anyone who is passionate about sexual health, feminism, and learning more about their body, as well as readers of Refinery29 and GOOP • Add it to the shelf with books like Come as You Are: The Surprising New Science that Will Transform Your Sex Life by Emily Nagoski PhD;, WomanCode: Perfect Your Cycle, Amplify Your Fertility, Supercharge Your Sex Drive, and Become a Power Source by Alisa Vitti; and Pussy: A Reclamation by Regena Thomashaue.

Jim Harrison  Complete Poems Book

Jim Harrison Complete Poems

  • Author : Jim Harrison
  • Publisher : Copper Canyon Press
  • File Size : 17,5 Mb
  • Release Date : 2021-12-20
  • Genre: Poetry
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9781619322479


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Starred Review from Booklist: "This robust volume is a testament to the fortitude of a great American poet's work... [a] landmark collection." From the Introduction by Terry Tempest Williams: "Jim Harrison...was among the great ones—an elevated soul in all his unruliness who favored his senses and courted the wild on the page and in the world. His was a storied life that loomed large, and we are the beneficiaries. 'Such a powerful wounded poet—wrote as if he had to sing with a cut throat . . . and he did have to sing,' said Jorie Graham." Jim Harrison: Complete Poems is the definitive collection from one of America’s iconic writers. Introduced by activist and naturalist writer Terry Tempest Williams, this tour de force contains every poem Harrison published over his fifty-year career, as well as a section of previously unpublished "Last Poems." Here are the nature-based lyrics of his early work, the high-velocity ghazals, a harrowing prose-poem “correspondence” with a Russian suicide, the riverine suites, fearless meditations inspired by the Zen monk Crazy Cloud, and a joyous conversation in haiku-like gems with friend and fellow poet Ted Kooser. Weaving throughout these 1000 pages are Harrison’s legendary passions and appetites, his love songs and lamentations, and a clarion call to pay attention to the life you are actually living. Jim Harrison: Complete Poems confirms that Jim Harrison is a talented storyteller with a penetrating eye for details, or as Publishers Weeklycalled him, “an untrammeled renegade genius... a poet talking to you instead of around himself, while doing absolutely brilliant and outrageous things with language.” NOTE:Jim Harrison: Complete Poems also appears as a three-volume box set. Print run limited to 750 copies. Each volume is introduced by a different writer: Colum McCann, Joy Williams, and John Freeman. The box set retails for $85 and ISBN is 9781556596414.

Readings in Behavior Book

Readings in Behavior

  • Author : William G. Van der Kloot
  • Publisher : Ardent Media
  • File Size : 10,8 Mb
  • Release Date : 1974
  • Genre: Animal behavior
  • Pages : 820
  • ISBN 10 : 0030840775


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Go Figure  Book

Go Figure

  • Author : Lisa Falco
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • File Size : 13,5 Mb
  • Release Date : 2021-11-23
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 330
  • ISBN 10 : 1913962245


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The story about a body in continuous transformation. This book unravels the mystery surrounding women's biology and explains what is happening underneath the surface. We all know that the female body changes cyclically every month during the reproductive years, and that it completely transforms during puberty, pregnancy and menopause. However, most of us ignore the fascinating details. What triggers those changes and what are the sometimes unexpected consequences? The facts are as mind-blowing as entertaining. Based on the latest research, all information is presented in an easy to read manner with plenty of anecdotes; from historical prejudices to personal experiences, with some evolutionary ideas in between

The Great Reset Book
Score: 1
From 1 Ratings

The Great Reset

  • Author : Marc Morano
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • File Size : 11,8 Mb
  • Release Date : 2022-08-30
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 302
  • ISBN 10 : 9781684512768


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Here is the antidote to the left's sinister push to use a worldwide crisis to infuse our lives with the values of collasal statism and dystopian self-hatred, all accelerated by the duplicitous manipulation of the recent pandemic. From the nationally best-selling author of The Politically Incorrect Guide to Climate Change. Welcome to 2030. I own nothing, have no privacy, and life has never been better. This is the vision of the Great Reset, according to globalist leaders. While proponents of the Great Reset push slogans like “Build Back Better,” “The Fourth Industrial Revolution,” and “A New Normal,” the Reset is nothing short of a rebranded Soviet system, threatening to strip away property rights, restrict freedom of movement and association, and radically reshape our diets and way of life. In The Great Reset: Global Elites and the Permanent Lockdown, bestselling author and publisher, Marc Morano, unveils the origins of the Great Reset, who is behind it, how it is being implemented, and how COVID-19 and the alleged “climate emergency” accelerated its imposition on the United States. Packed with telling statistics and damning quotes, The Great Reset is the essential handbook for the public, the media, and activists on how to critically analyze and expose the tyrannical policies silently strangling our liberties today.

The Long View Book

The Long View

  • Author : Richard Fisher
  • Publisher : Wildfire
  • File Size : 8,6 Mb
  • Release Date : 2023-03-30
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 417
  • ISBN 10 : 9781472285232


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'A beautifully turned, calmly persuasive but urgent book' IAN MCEWAN 'A landmark book that could help to build a much brighter future' DAVID ROBSON A wide-ranging and thought-provoking exploration of the importance of long-term thinking. Humans are unique in our ability to understand time, able to comprehend the past and future like no other species. Yet modern-day technology and capitalism have supercharged our short-termist tendencies and trapped us in the present, at the mercy of reactive politics, quarterly business targets and 24-hour news cycles. It wasn't always so. In medieval times, craftsmen worked on cathedrals that would be unfinished in their lifetime. Indigenous leaders fostered intergenerational reciprocity. And in the early twentieth century, writers dreamed of worlds thousands of years hence. Now, as we face long-term challenges on an unprecedented scale, how do we recapture that far-sighted vision? Richard Fisher takes us from the boardrooms of Japan - home to some of the world's oldest businesses - to an Australian laboratory where an experiment started a century ago is still going strong. He examines the psychological biases that discourage the long view, and talks to the growing number of people from the worlds of philosophy, technology, science and the arts who are exploring smart ways to overcome them. How can we learn to widen our perception of time and honour our obligations to the lives of those not yet born? Praise for The Long View: 'A wise, humane book laced with curiosity and hope. It will open your mind and horizons - and leave you giddy at the prospect of all that we may yet become.' Tom Chatfield, author of How to Think 'Hope-filled and revelatory ... Beautifully readable and scholarly, rich and personal, this book shows how, to leave a robust legacy for the future, we need to overcome our bias for the present.' Rowan Hooper, author of How to Spend a Trillion Dollars 'A soaring hymn to all that might lie in the future; alongside the

F ck It  I ll Start Tomorrow Book

F ck It I ll Start Tomorrow

  • Author : Action Bronson
  • Publisher : Abrams
  • File Size : 9,6 Mb
  • Release Date : 2021-04-20
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 184
  • ISBN 10 : 9781683359197


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A no-holds-barred chronicle meets self-help guide from the bestselling author, rapper, artist, and chef Action Bronson From the New York Times bestselling author, chef-turned-rapper, and host of Viceland’s F*ck, That’s Delicious and The Untitled Action Bronson Show, F*ck It, I’ll Start Tomorrow is a brutally honest chronicle about struggles with weight, food addiction, and the journey to self-acceptance. In his signature voice, Action Bronson shares all that he’s learned in the past decade to help you help yourself. This isn’t a road map to attaining a so-called perfect body. Instead, Bronson will share his journey to find confidence, keep the negative vibes at bay, stay sane, chill out, and not look in the mirror hoping to see anyone but yourself. F*ck It, I’ll Start Tomorrow is not about losing weight—it’s about being and feeling excellent regardless of your size or shape. It’s about living f*cking healthy, period.

Pain and Prejudice Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Pain and Prejudice

  • Author : Gabrielle Jackson
  • Publisher : Greystone Books Ltd
  • File Size : 18,8 Mb
  • Release Date : 2021-03-08
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 168
  • ISBN 10 : 9781771647175


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“[A] powerful account of the sexism cooked into medical care ... will motivate readers to advocate for themselves.”—Publishers Weekly STARRED Review A groundbreaking and feminist work of investigative reporting: Explains why women experience healthcare differently than men Shares the author’s journey of fighting for an endometriosis diagnosis In Pain and Prejudice, acclaimed investigative reporter Gabrielle Jackson takes readers behind the scenes of doctor’s offices, pharmaceutical companies, and research labs to show that—at nearly every level of healthcare—men’s health claims are treated as default, whereas women’s are often viewed as a-typical, exaggerated, and even completely fabricated. The impacts of this bias? Women are losing time, money, and their lives trying to navigate a healthcare system designed for men. Almost all medical research today is performed on men or male mice, making most treatments tailored to male bodies only. Even conditions that are overwhelmingly more common in women, such as chronic pain, are researched on mostly male bodies. Doctors and researchers who do specialize in women’s healthcare are penalized financially, as procedures performed on men pay higher. Meanwhile, women are reporting feeling ignored and dismissed at their doctor’s offices on a regular basis. Jackson interweaves these and more stunning revelations in the book with her own story of suffering from endometriosis, a condition that affects up to 20% of American women but is poorly understood and frequently misdiagnosed. She also includes an up-to-the-minute epilogue on the ways that Covid-19 are impacting women in different and sometimes more long-lasting ways than men. A rich combination of journalism and personal narrative, Pain and Prejudice reveals a dangerously flawed system and offers solutions for a safer, more equitable future.

The Materialistic World  Escape Materialism  Refocus on what is Truly Important  Discover Real Joy Book

The Materialistic World Escape Materialism Refocus on what is Truly Important Discover Real Joy

  • Author : Grace Scott
  • Publisher : Grace Scott
  • File Size : 11,7 Mb
  • Release Date : 2015-02-08
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 44
  • ISBN 10 : 9781508403364


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What's The Next Thing You Want to Buy? We all have heard of the phrase "Money can't buy happiness", but what we don't realize is a lot of us are under the control of the media and advertising industry, and have been fed by the idea that having more materialistic possessions can help you experience a much happier and a more fulfilling life. This obsession with having fancy clothes, nice cars, or bigger houses has distracted many people from being kind, friendly and respectful to each other. The materialistic mindset has also caused a large number of people to get into serious debt, which leads to financial stress that jeopardizes a person's health and well-being. In this book, Grace Scott will introduce us "the consequences of materialism", and how materialism can have a terrifying impact on us. She will also give us exact steps we need to take in order to be free from this materialistic society. Here Is What I'll Be Sharing With You: How Advertisement Can Affect Us Unconsciously Material Possessions vs Happiness Fun and Non-Material Forms of Entertainment The Remedy of Materialism It's time to stop obsessing over things you don't need Download This Book and Find Out about The Limitation of Materialism

Dark Archives Book
Score: 4.5
From 6 Ratings

Dark Archives

  • Author : Megan Rosenbloom
  • Publisher : Picador
  • File Size : 20,8 Mb
  • Release Date : 2021-10-19
  • Genre: Antiques & Collectibles
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 1250800161


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On bookshelves around the world, surrounded by ordinary books bound in paper and leather, rest other volumes of a distinctly strange and grisly sort: those bound in human skin. Would you know one if you held it in your hand? In Dark Archives, Megan Rosenbloom seeks out the historic and scientific truths behind anthropodermic bibliopegy—the practice of binding books in this most intimate covering. Dozens of such books live on in the world’s most famous libraries and museums. Dark Archives exhumes their origins and brings to life the doctors, murderers, and indigents whose lives are sewn together in this disquieting collection. Along the way, Rosenbloom tells the story of how her team of scientists, curators, and librarians test rumored anthropodermic books, untangling the myths around their creation and reckoning with the ethics of their custodianship. A librarian and journalist, Rosenbloom is a member of The Order of the Good Death and a cofounder of their Death Salon, a community that encourages conversations, scholarship, and art about mortality and mourning. In Dark Archives—captivating and macabre in all the right ways—she has crafted a narrative that is equal parts detective work, academic intrigue, history, and medical curiosity: a book as rare and thrilling as its subject.