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By Merril D. Smith

Boobs. titties. Hooters. tits. Jugs. Breasts. We rejoice them; we revile them. They nourish us; they kill us. And despite what we name them, breasts have interested us when you consider that prehistoric instances. This A-to-Z encyclopedia explores the historic value and cultural value of the breast over the years and round the world.

A crew of overseas students from quite a few disciplines presents key insights and knowledge concerning the breast in paintings, background, style, social routine, drugs, sexuality, and extra. Entries speak about depictions of breasts on historic collectible figurines, in Renaissance work, and in present-day ads. They research how style has emphasised or de-emphasized the breast at a variety of occasions. They take on scientific issues—such as breast augmentation and breast cancer—and controversies over breastfeeding. The breast as sexual item or even a domain of smuggling also are lined. As a complete, the Cultural Encyclopedia of the Breast takes an interesting and obtainable examine this amazing physique part.

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