WOMAN explores the essence of what it means to be female. In mapping the inner woman - from organs to orgasms - Natalie Angier presents an extraordinary new vision of the female body as an evolutionary masterpiece.
'Anyone living in or near a female body should read this book' - Gloria Steinem
'Women have long been regarded as slaves to biology and evolution, prisoners in a hormonal swamp.
But now, some of the sacred tenets of evolutionary psychology...have come under fresh challenge. As the century turns, it could be Goodbye women's lib; hello female liberation!... WOMAN is a delicious cocktail of estrogen and amphetamine designed to pump up the ovaries as well as the cerebral cortex' - Barbara Ehrenreich, TIME MAGAZINE
'Drawing on science, literature and history, Angier provides valuable insight into the power of hormones, breast milk and the all-important clitoris. A must for every woman's bookshelf' - WOMAN'S JOURNAL
Natalie Angier's contributions to THE NEW YORK TIMES on Science won her a Pulitzer Prize. She has won numerous awards and her most recent book WOMAN was highly acclaimed and shortlisted for the 1999 National Book Award in America.