Download E-books Woman: An Intimate Geography PDF

By Natalie Angier

National publication Award finalist
A New York Times impressive book

"A travel de strength, a womderful, enjoyable and informative book." —Abraham Verghese, New York occasions publication Review

After fifteen years in print, Woman remains a necessary advisor to every little thing from organs to orgasms and hormones to hysterectomies. together with her attribute readability, perception, and sheer exuberance of language, bestselling writer Natalie Angier cuts in the course of the nonetheless time-honored myths and incorrect information surrounding the feminine physique, that the majority enigmatic of evolutionary masterpieces. Woman is a witty and guaranteed narrative travel de strength with a competent snatch of science.

up-to-date all through and with a brand new creation bringing readers brand new at the most modern technology in evolutionary psychology and hormone substitute treatment, this re-creation of Woman reinvigorates Angier’s pleased imaginative and prescient of womanhood.

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Download E-books A House in the Sky: A Memoir PDF

By Amanda Lindhout, Sara Corbett

BREAKING information: Amanda Lindhout’s lead kidnapper, Ali Omar Ader, has been caught.

Amanda Lindhout wrote approximately her fifteen month abduction in Somalia in A condominium within the Sky. it's the New York Times bestselling memoir of a lady whose interest led her to the world’s such a lot distant places after which into captivity: “Exquisitely told…A younger woman’s harrowing coming-of-age tale and a rare narrative of forgiveness and religious triumph” (The manhattan instances ebook Review).

As a toddler, Amanda Lindhout escaped a violent loved ones by means of paging via problems with National Geographic and imagining herself vacationing its unique locales. on the age of 19, operating as a cocktail waitress, she begun saving her guidance so she may well shuttle the globe. meaning to comprehend the realm and stay an important lifestyles, she backpacked via Latin the US, Laos, Bangladesh, and India, and emboldened by way of every one experience, went directly to Sudan, Syria, and Pakistan. In war-ridden Afghanistan and Iraq she carved out a fledgling occupation as a tv reporter. after which, in August 2008, she traveled to Somalia—“the most deadly position on earth.” On her fourth day, she used to be kidnapped by means of a bunch of masked males alongside a dusty road.

Held hostage for 460 days, Amanda survives on memory—every lush element of the area she skilled in her existence earlier than captivity—and on process, fortitude, and wish. while she is such a lot determined, she visits a home within the sky, excessive above the girl saved in chains, within the dark.

Vivid and suspenseful, as artfully written because the best novel, A condo within the Sky is “a searingly unsentimental account. finally it truly is compassion—for her naïve more youthful self, for her kidnappers—that turns into the main to Lindhout’s survival” (O, The Oprah Magazine).

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Download E-books The Modern Period: Menstruation in Twentieth-Century America PDF

By Lara Freidenfelds

The smooth Period examines how and why americans followed extensively new equipment of dealing with and wondering menstruation in the course of the 20th century.

In the early 20th century girls as a rule used do-it-yourself textile "diapers" to take in menstrual blood, refrained from chills in the course of their classes to guard their health and wellbeing, and counted themselves fortunate in the event that they knew anything approximately menstruation prior to menarche. New expectancies in school, at play, and within the office, besides the fact that, made those menstrual traditions difficult, and middle-class girls fast sought new info and items that will make their per thirty days sessions much less disruptive to daily life.

Lara Freidenfelds strains this cultural shift, displaying how american citizens reframed their brooding about menstruation. She explains how men and women collaborated with intercourse educators, menstrual product brands, advertisers, actual schooling academics, and medical professionals to create a contemporary knowing of menstruation. Excerpts from seventy-five interviews―accounts through turns humorous and moving―help readers to spot with the studies of the standard those that engineered those alterations.

The sleek Period ties historic alterations in menstrual practices to a wider argument approximately American renowned modernity within the 20th century. Freidenfelds explores what it intended to be sleek and heart type and the way these beliefs have been mirrored within the menstrual practices and ideology of the time.

This obtainable learn sheds new mild at the historical past of well known modernity, the increase of the center type, and the connection of those phenomena to how american citizens have cared for and controlled their bodies.

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Download E-books The Lives of Scottish Women: Women and Scottish Society 1800-1980 PDF

By William Knox

This e-book tells the striking tales of ten girls whose inspirational lives and struggles exemplify the troubles and difficulties that different ladies have confronted in the course of the final centuries. each one is the topic of a bankruptcy dedicated to her specific tale and the days within which she lived. The 19th and 20th centuries witnessed nice adjustments in women's place in Scotland, and but little is understood concerning the achievements of the Scottish girls who have been the most brokers of those alterations. In offering the existence tales of ten girls, William Knox presents facts of the large contribution made by means of girls to the shaping of contemporary Scotland. whilst he exhibits how the existence histories of people can show formerly darkish corners of old knowing and make allowance a extra nuanced photo of Scottish society as a complete. matters contain Jane Welsh Carlyle, brilliantly proficient, yet married to the wayward and important Thomas, Sophia Jex-Blake, Scotland's first girl medical professional, and Mary Slessor,

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Download E-books East to the Dawn: The Life of Amelia Earhart PDF

By Susan Butler

Amelia Earhart (1897-1937) captured the hearts of the USA after turning into the 1st lady to fly around the Atlantic in 1928. 9 years later, her disappearance on an around-the-world flight introduced her awesome lifestyles to an abrupt and mysterious end.

Based on a decade of archival learn via Earhart's letters, journals, and diaries, and drawing on interviews with the aviator's associates and kin, East to the Dawn offers the main authoritative and richly textured account of either Earhart's record-setting aviation occupation and her own lifestyles: her early years together with her grandparents, her reviews as a nurse and social employee, her recognized marriage to writer George Putnam, and her mystery affair with Gene Vidal, head of the Bureau of Air trade. because the Los Angeles Times raved, East to the Dawn is a "fully discovered portrait of a very amazing woman."

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Download E-books The Dance of Intimacy: A Woman's Guide to Courageous Acts of Change in Key Relationships PDF

By Harriet Lerner

In The Dance of Intimacy, the bestselling writer of The Dance of Anger outlines the stairs to take in order that reliable relationships could be bolstered and tough ones may be healed. Taking a cautious examine these relationships the place intimacy is such a lot challenged--by distance, depth, or pain--she teaches us in regards to the particular alterations we will make to accomplish a extra sturdy feel of self and a extra intimate connectedness with others. Combining transparent suggestion with brilliant case examples, Dr. Lerner bargains us the main good, priceless booklet on intimate relationships that either men and women may perhaps ever encounter.

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Download E-books The Rebellion of Miss Lucy Ann Lobdell: A Novel PDF

By William Klaber

At a time while ladies didn't often shuttle unescorted, hold a rifle, sit in bars, or have romantic liaisons with different girls, Lucy Lobdell boldly set forth to earn men's wages. Lucy Lobdell did all of these items in a private quest to paintings and be paid, to put on what she sought after, and love whomever she cared to. yet to realize these freedoms she needed to undergo public scorn and combat with a sexual id whose vocabulary had but to be invented. during this riveting historic novel set in upstate big apple within the nineteenth century, William Klaber captures the lifetime of a courageous girl who observed way past her period.

The uprising of leave out Lucy Ann Lobdell is the fictionalized account of Lucy's foray into the realm of guys and her inward trip to a brand new sexual identification. it truly is her promised memoir as pay attention and recorded a century later via William Klaber, an upstream neighbor. Meticulously researched and informed with compassion and recognize, this can be ancient fiction at its best.

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