Breasts: A Natural and Unnatural History by Florence Williams

By Florence Williams

Florence Williams - Breasts: A traditional and Unnatural History

Feted and fetishized, the breast is an evolutionary masterpiece. yet within the glossy international, the breast is altering. Breasts are becoming higher, arriving prior and attracting newfangled chemical substances. more and more, the percentages are stacked opposed to us within the fight with breast cancer–even between males. What makes breasts so mercurial–and so susceptible? The intrepid technological know-how journalist Florence Williams units out to discover the newest technological know-how from the fields of anthropology, biology, and drugs. Her research follows the existence cycle of the breast from puberty to being pregnant to menopause. Endowed with a witty and inquisitive voice, Williams explores the place breasts got here from, the place they've got ended up, and what we will be able to do to avoid wasting them.

Florence Williams is a contributing editor at Outside Magazine and a contract author for the New York Times, New York occasions Magazine, New Republic and various different guides. Her paintings frequently specializes in the surroundings, health and wellbeing and technology. In 2007-2008, she used to be a Scripps Fellow on the heart of Environmental Journalism on the college of Colorado.

'A needs to learn for proprietors and admirers alike.' North & South Magazine

'Florence Williams's double-D skills as a reporter and author elevate this booklet excessive above the style and separate it from the ranks of standard technological know-how writing. Breasts is illuminating, marvelous, smart, very important. Williams is an writer to enjoy and glance ahead to.' Mary Roach

‘A exceptional and pleasing journey in the course of the evolution, biology and cultural points of the organ that defines us as mammals!’ Susan Love MD writer of Dr Susan Love's Breast Book

‘I definitely didn't imagine i'll have fun with breasts greater than I already did. this can be a actually extraordinary ebook! Written with humour and humanity, it truly is crucial interpreting for a person wishing to appreciate the interesting intersections among own future health, poisonous chemical compounds, western tradition and the scientific occupation. I couldn't positioned it down.’ Bruce Lourie, co-author, Slow demise through Rubber Duck

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Beaver hides are commonly used to make moccasins, mukluks, mitts, and hats. A beaver hide ordered from Edmonton costs from $100 to $200. Red fox, and occasionally arctic (white) fox, , continue to be harvested in the Hay River area. Those who rely on trapping for their livelihood will , spend months in the bush pursuing fur-bearing I animals such as fox and lynx. Muskrat Squirrel In the past, squirrel was often harvested along with other fur-bearers. One resident recalls that she used to make spare money as a child by helping her grandmother attend to her snares: *%+ Fox JT E' Squirrel One resident remembers that muskrats were harvested by placing a trap inside their dens.

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Although not as much time is spent picking berries today as in the past, some women still gather enough berries to make jam, pies, and other desserts, as well as to freeze some for winter use. Women remember helping their grandmothers and mothers pick berries. They harvested berries from the area around the family cabin and in their gardens, where berries were planted along with vegetables and other greens. When women went to check their rabbit snares, they would commonly take time to pick some berries as well.

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