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

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

Title:Aroused: The History of Hormones and How They Control Just About Everything
ISBN:9780393357080
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:336 pages

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.


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

  • Ricky

    "Aroused: The History of Hormones and How They Control Just About Everything" is a wonderful read. Randi Hutter Epstein employs her unique wit, and her gifted ability to make her writing relevant and ...

  • Tanja Berg

    Despite the titillating title, this book says very little about how hormones fuel attraction. Rather, it is a rather dry history of endocrinology. From the coining of the term, to how to measure and t...

  • Kate

    A very fun read and quick one at that taking us through the history of hormones and discoveries that continue to be made. And although the title sounds sexual in presentation, it's really not a book a...

  • Sarah

    Read thru this one quickly today. It was enough to make me throughly fascinated with the study of hormones, and also enough to assure me that, although the author admits there is a great deal they don...

  • Alex

    Dnf at page 138. Well researched and written, just lost interest in the subject matter. ...

  • Cecily Kyle

    As someone who has some hormone issues it was a really interesting read. I wish it had a little bit more answers but reading some of the science behind it and how the discoveries came about were defin...

  • Charlene

    Epstein recounted the history of scientists who spent their careers researching how hormones affect the body. In doing so, she highlighted the discoveries and careers of a few women I had not heard ab...

  • Christina Dudley

    This was a fast, fascinating history of the discovery of hormones, the quack fads they set off (e.g, vasectomies to increase virility --both Freud and Yeats had one ), what the various hormones do, an...

  • Amy

    This text is written for all audiences. While many of the topics covered are complex and scientific, Epstein has written about them in an approachable way, even for someone with little or no scientifi...

  • Viviana Popa

    People usually advise against judging a book by its cover - in this case, however, I'd highly recommend it. The book is well researched and has plenty of stories from different periods in the history ...