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The Technology of Orgasm: "Hysteria," the Vibrator, and Women's Sexual Satisfaction (Johns Hopkins Studies in the History of Technology)

The Technology of Orgasm: "Hysteria," the Vibrator, and Women's Sexual Satisfaction (Johns Hopkins Studies in the History of Technology) Lowest new price: $30.00
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Author: Rachel P. Maines
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From the time of Hippocrates until the 1920s, massaging female patients to orgasm was a staple of medical practice among Western physicians in the treatment of "hysteria," an ailment once considered both common and chronic in women. Doctors loathed this time-consuming procedure and for centuries relied on midwives. Later, they substituted the efficiency of mechanical devices, including the electric vibrator, invented in the 1880s. In The Technology of Orgasm, Rachel Maines offers readers a stimulating, surprising, and often humorous account of hysteria and its treatment throughout the ages, focusing on the development, use, and fall into disrepute of the vibrator as a legitimate medical device.

For centuries, women diagnosed with "hysteria"--a "disease paradigm," in Rachel P. Maines's felicitous phrase, thought to result from a lack of sexual intercourse or gratification--were treated by massaging their genitals in order to induce "paroxysm." Male physicians, however, considered the practice drudgery, and sought various ways of avoiding the task, often foisting it off on midwives or, starting in the late 19th century, employing mechanical devices. Eventually, these devices became available for purchase and home use; one such "portable vibrator" is advertised in the 1918 Sears, Roebuck catalog as an "aid that every woman appreciates." The Technology of Orgasm is an impeccably researched history that combines a discussion of hysteria in the Western medical tradition with a detailed examination (including several illustrations) of the devices used to "treat" the "condition." (Maines is somewhat dismissive of the contemporary, phallus-shaped models, which she describes as "underpowered battery-operated toys," insisting that "it is the AC-powered vibrator with at least one working surface at a right angle to the handle that is best designed for application to the clitoral area.") Don't expect any cheap thrills, though; the titillation Maines offers is strictly intellectual. --Ron Hogan

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Mammalogy

Mammalogy Lowest new price: $10.99
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Author: Terry A. Vaughan
Brand: Brooks / Cole

This is the long-awaited revision of the best-selling classic mammalogy text. The biology of mammals is viewed from a broad range of perspectives, making it useful to instructors with contrasting approaches to the subject. Based on the extensive studies of researchers, MAMMALOGY holds the interest of students, while maintaining the respect of the members of the scholarly community of mammalogists. The topics covered were chosen as the most important, interesting, and essential to the understanding of mammals.


Gulls, Second Edition: A Guide to Identification (Natural World)

Gulls, Second Edition: A Guide to Identification (Natural World) Lowest new price: $99.10
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Author: P. J. Grant

The Second Edition of Gulls: A Guide to Identification incorporates a great deal of new information discovered since the last edition. Most of the entries have been updated, and the species drawings and distribution maps have been improved. Gulls details 31 species, and includes a new section on eight extra species which occur on the west coast of Canada and the United States. The book now features all species and subspecies which occur regularly in the whole of North America.

Key Features
* Covers 31 species in detail
* Contains more than 500 photographs including 79 photographs for eight North American species
* Improved identification drawings and distribution maps

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Dave Litfin's Expert Handicapping: Winning Insights into Betting Thoroughbreds

Dave Litfin's Expert Handicapping: Winning Insights into Betting Thoroughbreds Lowest new price: $14.47
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Author: Dave Litfin

Explains how to combine information on class, form, speed, pace, and trainers to develop a winning betting strategy

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  • Gambling; Betting; Horseracing; Non-Fiction

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Dairy Cattle: Principles, Practices, Problems, Profits

Dairy Cattle: Principles, Practices, Problems, Profits Lowest new price: $78.47
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Author: Donald L. Bath
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Book by Bath, Donald L., Dickinson, Frank N., Tucker, H. Allen

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Horse Owner's Veterinary Handbook (Howell reference books)

Horse Owner's Veterinary Handbook (Howell reference books) Lowest new price: $2.96
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Author: James M. Giffin
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This best-selling reference has been completely revised and updated by two outstanding professionals who know how to communicate the veterinary information nonprofessionals need to maintain their horse's health. Doctors James Giffin and Tom Gore address such basic health-care and management issues as the latest medicines and immunizations, wounds, illnesses, parasites, nutrition and supplements, and reproduction. Just inside the covers, the horse owner can easily access the index of Signs and Symptoms, since responding quickly to an emergency can literally mean the life or death of a horse. Anyone who looks after a horse—whether owner, trainer or groom—can rely on this authoritative book to get them through emergencies and well as routine events.

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The Anatomy of the Horse

The Anatomy of the Horse Lowest new price: $18.89
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Author: George Stubbs

George Stubbs was one of Britain’s most innovative artists. Such is the present reputation of his paintings, with their astonishingly convincing renderings of both animals and people, that it is easy to forget how much of his success was based on rigorous scientific observation. In 1756, Stubbs rented a remote farmhouse, where he erected a scaffolding to hold the cadavers of horses as he dissected and drew them. After 18 months of single-minded dedication, Stubbs produced the drawings for The Anatomy of the Horse, which he later etched himself. The result was a sensation. Letters of congratulation poured in from scientists all over Europe, amazed not only at the perfection of the finished work, but that it had been produced without patronage. It remained a textbook for artists and scientists for well over a century, and to this day, the strange, spare beauty of these prints continue to fascinate.

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Every night, Josephine!

Every night, Josephine! Lowest new price: $102.87
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Author: Jacqueline Susann
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Every Night, Josephine!, originally published in 1963, may not have nearly as much pill-popping and sex as Valley of the Dolls, the book that made its author a sensation. But it is definitely Jacqueline Susann all the way—witty and full of dead-on observations.

After exploring the crazy world of pedigree dogs, Susann finally acquires a magnificent poodle, Josephine. The pampered poodle soon secures the dominant role in this budding relationship—and as our hirsute heroine dances through a ballet of network TV appearances, sidewalk encounters with Garbo, and doggy-bags from Sardi’s, even Susann’s dog-hating husband submits to her canine charms. Fans of Jacqueline Susann, kitsch lovers, and pet pamperers alike will be helpless to resist this laugh- out-loud classic.

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Animal Behavior: An Introduction to Behavioral Mechanisms, Development, and Ecology

Animal Behavior: An Introduction to Behavioral Mechanisms, Development, and Ecology Lowest new price: $51.01
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Author: Mark Ridley
Brand: Wiley-Blackwell

This classic textbook is a concise introductory guide to the subject of animal behavior. The book is organized by first building the four-cornered foundations of the subject, then moving higher. In an extremely well-organized progression, the student is lead to an understanding of the essential topics, explained in logical self-contained units. Each chapter ends with suggestions for further reading. In this second edition, the coverage of mechanisms of behavior is much expanded, as is the material on evolution and natural selection. The chapter on development includes much of the new work on learning and memory, especially song-learning in birds. Indeed throughout the book, examples are drawn from recent ground-breaking research.

  • The latest edition of the textbook of choice in animal behaviour
  • Extremely well illustrated and including many classic photos by Niko Tinbergen
  • Uniquely well suited as an introductory text - designed for student use with a clear and logical organization founded on self-contained units

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Cattle Guard: Its History and Lore

Cattle Guard: Its History and Lore Lowest new price: $285.90
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Author: Jim Hoy


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