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The Resource Testosterone : an unauthorized biography, Rebecca M. Jordan-Young, Katrina Karkazis

Testosterone : an unauthorized biography, Rebecca M. Jordan-Young, Katrina Karkazis

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Testosterone : an unauthorized biography
Title
Testosterone
Title remainder
an unauthorized biography
Statement of responsibility
Rebecca M. Jordan-Young, Katrina Karkazis
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Testosterone is a familiar villain, a ready explanation for innumerable social ills, from the stock market crash and the overrepresentation of men in prisons to male dominance in business and politics. It's a lot to pin on a simple molecule. Yet your testosterone level doesn't in fact predict your competitive drive or tendency for violence, your appetite for risk or sex, or your strength or athletic prowess. It's neither the biological essence of manliness nor even "the male sex hormone." This unauthorized biography pries T, as it's known, loose from over a century of misconceptions that undermine science even as they make urban legends about this hormone seem scientific. T's story didn't spring from nature: it is a tale that began long before the hormone was even isolated, when nineteenth-century scientists went looking for the chemical essence of masculinity. And so this molecule's outmoded, authorized life story persisted, providing ready cause for countless behaviors--from the boorish and the belligerent to the exemplary and enviable. What we think we know about T has stood in the way of an accurate understanding of its surprising and diverse functions and effects. Rebecca Jordan-Young and Katrina Karkazis focus on what T does in six domains: reproduction, aggression, risk-taking, power, sports, and parenting. At once arresting and deeply informed, Testosterone allows us to see the real T for the first time.--
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10824108
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MH/DLC
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1963-
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Jordan-Young, Rebecca M.
Dewey number
612.6/1
Index
index present
LC call number
QP572.T4
LC item number
J67 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
WJ 875
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1970-
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Karkazis, Katrina Alicia
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True
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  • Testosterone
  • Testosterone
  • Masculinity in popular culture
Target audience
adult
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an unauthorized biography
Label
Testosterone : an unauthorized biography, Rebecca M. Jordan-Young, Katrina Karkazis
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: T talk -- Multiple Ts -- Ovulation -- Violence -- Power -- Risk-taking -- Parenting -- Athleticism -- Conclusion: The social molecule
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
274 pages
Isbn
9780674725324
Lccn
2019012123
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40029519641
System control number
  • on1089998985
  • (OCoLC)1089998985
Label
Testosterone : an unauthorized biography, Rebecca M. Jordan-Young, Katrina Karkazis
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: T talk -- Multiple Ts -- Ovulation -- Violence -- Power -- Risk-taking -- Parenting -- Athleticism -- Conclusion: The social molecule
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
274 pages
Isbn
9780674725324
Lccn
2019012123
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40029519641
System control number
  • on1089998985
  • (OCoLC)1089998985

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