Title Aroused
Subtitle The History of Hormones and How They Control Just About Everything
Author Randi Hutter Epstein
ISBN 9780393357080
List price USD 16.95
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Binding Paperback
No of pages 336
Book size 140 x 210 mm
Publishing year 2019
Original publisher W. W. Norton & Company
Published in India by .
Exclusive distributors Viva Books Private Limited
Sales territory India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal, .
Status New Arrival
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Reviews:

“A simply riveting read that is as informed and informative as it is well written, organized, and presented.”

Midwest Book Review

 

“Lucid and entertaining.… [Epstein’s] beguiling prose… makes for a lively and accessible introduction to hormones and the important work they do in the lives of humans.”

Publishers Weekly

 

“In her funny, eye-opening book, Randi Hutter Epstein demystifies [hormones], while taking away none of their amazing power.”

Carl Zimmer

 

“A sweeping, glorious story of hormones, threaded through with sex, suffering, neurology, biology, medicine and self-discovery, Randi Hutter Epstein’s book manages to excite the imagination as well as calm it. The story is grippingly told, and Epstein manages to bring a whole system of science alive to her reading public.”

Siddhartha Mukherjee, author of The Gene: An Intimate History

 

“Well-written and informative.”

New York Times Book Review

 

“Engaging.… [Epstein] writes with a wry sense of humor, balancing historical facts and poignant tales of real people.”

San Francisco Book Review

 

“Hormones may be the ringmasters of the bodily circus, controlling everything from sex to metabolic function, but in this invigorating history they become the stars of the show.”

Nature

 

“Epstein winningly writes about the science of endocrinology, the history of hormone science, and the individuals pivotal to our understanding of the chemical substances that make us who we are.… Aroused is indeed stimulating reading: instructive, thought provoking, and fun.”

Booklist (starred review)

 

“Lucid and entertaining... [Epstein’s] beguiling prose makes for a lively and accessible introduction to hormones and the important work they do in the lives of humans.”

Publishers Weekly

 

“The field of endocrinology, as this compelling history shows, has manifested extremes of ingenuity and hubristic error.”

The New Yorker

 

“Hunger. Lust. Maternal love. It’s hard to believe our biggest human dramas are written by tiny molecules discovered only a century ago. Randi Hutter Epstein spins a fine medical history of the hormones coursing through our blood, the hucksters who hawk them, and scientific visionaries who changed the way we think about who we are.”

Florence Williams, author of The Nature Fix

 

“An engaging book of medical history that teaches readers about important aspects of physiology.”

Library Journal

 

“Epstein brings a savvy background to a book rich in clever digressions as well as scientific know-how and historical fact.… A history of endocrinology as entertaining as it is informative, Aroused adroitly covers the basic science, clinical application and dubious commercialization of hormones.”

Shelf Awareness

 

“Hormones today can seem a bit like angels and demons in earlier times: invisible agents mysteriously responsible for everything in our lives. In her funny, eye-opening book, Randi Hutter Epstein demystifies these molecules, while taking away none of their amazing power.”

Carl Zimmer, author of She Has Her Mother’s Laugh and Parasite Rex

 

“A well-written and informative book on the history of hormone research.”

New York Times Book Review

 

“A fine, poignant survey of ‘what makes us human, from the inside out.’”

Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

 

“An invaluable guide.… [Epstein] cleverly moves back and forth through time, avoiding any hint of dry recitation.”

Science News


Description:

A Science News Favorite Science Book of 2018

“A sweeping, glorious story of hormones, threaded through with sex, suffering, neurology, biology, medicine, and self-discovery.” —Siddhartha Mukherjee

Metabolism, behavior, sleep, mood swings, the immune system, fighting, fleeing, puberty, and sex: these are just a few of the things our bodies control with hormones. Armed with a healthy dose of wit and curiosity, medical journalist Randi Hutter Epstein reveals the “invigorating history” (Nature) of hormones and the age-old quest to control them through the back rooms, basements, and labs where endocrinology began.


Contents:

Introduction

 

Chapter1. The Fat Bride 

Chapter2. Hormones ... As We May Call Them 

Chapter3. Pickled Brains 

Chapter4. Killer Hormones 

Chapter5. The Virile Vasectomy 

Chapter6. Soul Mates in Sex Hormones 

Chapter7. Making Gender

Chapter8. Growing Up 

Chapter9. Measuring the Immeasurable 

Chapter10. Growing Pains 

Chapter11. Hotheads: The Mysteries of Menopause

Chapter12. Testosterone Endopreneurs 

Chapter13. Oxytocin: That Lovin’ Feeling 

Chapter14. Transitioning

Chapter15. Insatiable: The Hypothalamus and Obesity

Epilogue

 

Acknowledgments

Notes 

Index

 

About the Author:

Randi Hutter Epstein, M.D., M.P.H., the author of Aroused and Get Me Out, is an adjunct professor at Columbia University, a lecturer at Yale University, and writer in residence at Yale Medical School. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times and the Psychology Today blog, among others. She lives in New York.


Target Audience:

People interested in endocrinological functions in the human body .

 

 
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