The cleft where the buttocks begin to form into two hemispheres--the butt crack famously exhibited by fat plumbers who drop wrenches--was once called the nock. The word survives elsewhere, as the name of an arrow's notch to accommodate the bowstring.
As engaging as it is fact-filled, Adam's Navel brings together delightful anatomical trivia with abundant evidence that we pay as much attention to breasts, fingers, and patches of hair as we do to whole people. --Therese Littleton --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
The item that I purchased was for my son's class in High School. The product came in excellent condition. I saved about $10 on this product by purchasing it through Amazon.Published on September 28, 2010 by Momma Jen
Entertaining review of the human body by an author at home with the written word- an easy read.
This is an ideal book to give to an intelligent 12 year old who is curious... Read more
I found this book quite hard to enjoy because of the author's political and religious insults. If he could have just written about the body parts and not fill the pages with his... Read morePublished on May 8, 2007 by bucket
A very readable book. Our bodies are our most important point of reference for the rest of the observable universe of course, and also a source of much myth and creative analogy. Read morePublished on November 23, 2006 by Alaturka
After reading the first few paragraphs of Michael Sims' "Adam's Navel," I was delighted by the tone and style, which immediately reminded me of many of Diane Ackerman's books,... Read morePublished on October 13, 2005 by p. jones