A Natural and Unnatural History
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Feted and fetishized, the breast is an evolutionary masterpiece, able to produce milk that not only has all the nutrients a baby needs to survive but that can also help disarm salmonella. But there is a dark side. Breast cancer has almost doubled since the 1940s, and breast milk is actually becoming dangerous because of the way it concentrates toxins like mercury and benzene.
In Breasts, Florence Williams gives us an engaging look at this organ and its imperiled modern fate. Taking us from the evolution of the breast into a sex object and the first silicone breast implant to the science and politics of breastfeeding, it is fascinating exploration of where breasts came from, where they have ended up, and what we can do to save them.
Hardcover Book : 352 pages
Publisher: W.W. Norton&Co ( May 07, 2012 )
Item #: 13-603031
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.25 inches
Product Weight: 15.0 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)