Aroused by Randi Hutter Epstein audiobook

Aroused: The History of Hormones and How They Control Just About Everything

By Randi Hutter Epstein, MD
Read by Donna Postel

Highbridge Audio, HighBridge

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781665113441

  • ISBN: 9781665113427

  • ISBN: 9781665113434

Runtime: 9.02 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Health & Fitness
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

A Booklist Best Book of the Year in Audiobook

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, Randi Hutter Epstein takes us on a journey through the unusual history of these potent chemicals and their discovery, from the London laboratory where the concept of hormones was identified to a basement filled with jarred brains to a canine sex lab. We meet leading scientists who made life-changing discoveries about the hormone imbalances that ail us, as well as charlatans who used those discoveries to peddle false remedies. Along the way, Epstein examines the functions of hormones such as leptin, oxytocin, estrogen, and testosterone, demystifying the science of endocrinology.

A fascinating exploration of the history and science of one of medicine's most important discoveries, Aroused reveals how hormones can both push us to the edge and reel us back.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Well written and informative.” New York Times Book Review
“Explores the scientists who discovered and deciphered the effects of important hormones, as well as the personal stories of how people’s lives have been profoundly changed by these chemicals.” Science News
“With appropriately dry wit and brisk pacing, Postel narrates this wry and clever look at hormones in a book perfect for Mary Roach fans.” Booklist (audio review)
“A tour of the history of endocrinology, highlighting progress but also the hype that has promoted the curative abilities of hormones.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author

Author Bio: Randi Hutter Epstein MD

Author Bio: Randi Hutter Epstein MD

Randi Hutter Epstein, MD, MPH, is an author and an adjunct professor at Columbia University and a lecturer at Yale University. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times and the Psychology Today blog, among other publications.

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Author Bio: Randi Hutter Epstein MD

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Health & Fitness
Runtime: 9.02
Audience: Adult
Language: English