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...

  • Ren

    TW: lab animal and human abuse. Science has an ugly history. Still: I found this book fascinating and extremely accessible. If you’re a fan of Carl Zimmer or Mary Roach, you will enjoy digging into ...

  • Alex

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

  • Ben Zimmerman

    I thought that “Aroused” was a very nicely executed popular science book. It manages to balance interesting case narratives, science history and historical context, the actual science of hormones,...

  • Payel Kundu

    I read this book for my neuroscience book club, and overall thought it was a good read. It’s written and organized well. It’s accessible, and sometimes funny. It also does a good job focusing on k...

  • 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...

  • Ursula Villarreal-Moura

    Aroused isn't as sexy at the title suggests. Instead Epstein gives a crash course on endocrinology, a fascinating subject. Her writing style is easy to understand for nonscientists, so this book quali...