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Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex


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Brianna Burroughs, August 4, 2012 (view all comments by Brianna Burroughs)
This was one of the most educational, hilarious books I've read in a very long time. Her honesty, whit and dedication to both science and research are all the reasons why before I had even completed Bonk, I bought Spook and Stiff. I recommend this book so science lovers and book hounds a like, with one warning: be careful where you read this book, its difficult to explain what you're laughing at to a group of your peers during a WWI lecture.
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Lisa Brown, December 25, 2010 (view all comments by Lisa Brown)
not nearly as good as stiff, but i personally found it more enjoyable than spook. any fan of mary roach is sure to eat it up.
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Christy Valentine, May 4, 2009 (view all comments by Christy Valentine)
Although I have never before read anything by Mary Roach, this book has made me a fan. Roach combines an irreverent sense of humor with admiration for the science of sexology that's incredibly infectious. She acknowledges the salaciousness of the pursuit, as well as its importance within the study of general biology. It's a nice balance. The book covers various inquiries, framed by Roach's own questions, and it's always engaging. The author presents the reader with just as much factual information as is necessary (perhaps just a tad more than needed in the section about pig insemination) without falling victim to too much technical language.

All in all, it's a fascinating, insightful, and very funny book that I would recommend to everyone. Well, perhaps not prudes.
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Product Details

Roach, Mary
W. W. Norton & Company
Angier, Natalie
Life Sciences - Human Anatomy & Physiology
Human Sexuality
General science
Human Physiology
Health and Medicine-Anatomy and Physiology
Women's Health.
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Publication Date:
April 2009
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16 illustrations
8 x 5.31 in 1 lb

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Product details 336 pages W. W. Norton & Company - English 9780393334791 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

Following her usual template, Mary Roach finds a subject in the scientific community that is equal parts fascinating and scandalous, and writes an extensively researched and thoroughly amusing book about it. Beyond the initial titillation stemming from a frank book about sex, in Bonk, Roach entertains and informs, both hallmarks of a successful popular-science writer.

"Review" by , "Rich in dexterous innuendo, laugh-out-loud humor and illuminating fact. It's compulsively readable." Los Angeles Times Book Review
"Synopsis" by , A new and updated edition of Natalie Angier's best-selling tour of the female body, published for its fifteen-year anniversary.
"Synopsis" by , In ?the best-selling author of turns her outrageous curiosity and insight on the most alluring scientific subject of all: sex. Can a person think herself to orgasm? Why doesn't Viagra help women-or, for that matter, pandas? Can a dead man get an erection? Is vaginal orgasm a myth? Mary Roach shows us how and why sexual arousal and orgasm-two of the most complex, delightful, and amazing scientific phenomena on earth-can be so hard to achieve and what science is doing to make the bedroom a more satisfying place.
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With clarity, insight, and panache, Natalie Angier explores that most enigmatic of evolutionary masterpieces, the female body. Incorporating new material on the latest science and changes in our understanding of evolutionary psychology, Angier guides readers through everything from organs to orgasm, hormones to hysterectomies.

In Woman, Angier shows how cultural biases have influenced evolutionary psychology and led to dubious conclusions about “female nature,” such as the idea that women are innately monogamous while men are philanderers. But she doesnt just point fingers; with enlightened subversiveness, she offers a joyful, fresh vision of womanhood. Woman is an essential read for anyone interested in how biology affects who we are—as women, as men, and as human beings.

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