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Skin: A Natural History

Skin: A Natural History (Trade Paperback / Paperback, First Edition, with a New Pref ed.)

By Jablonski, Nina G.

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We expose it, cover it, paint it, tattoo it, scar it, and pierce it. Our intimate connection with the world, skin protects us while advertising our health, our identity, and our individuality. This dazzling synthetic overview, written with a poetic touch and taking many intriguin...g side excursions, is a complete guidebook to the pliable covering that makes us who we are. Skin: A Natural History celebrates the evolution of three unique attributes of human skin: its naked sweatiness, its distinctive sepia rainbow of colors, and its remarkable range of decorations. Jablonski begins with a look at skin's structure and functions and then tours its three-hundred-million-year evolution, delving into such topics as the importance of touch and how the skin reflects and affects emotions. She examines the modern human obsession with age-related changes in skin, especially wrinkles. She then turns to skin as a canvas for self-expression, exploring our use of cosmetics, body paint, tattooing, and scarification. Skin: A Natural History places the rich cultural canvas of skin within its broader biological context for the first time, and the result is a tremendously engaging look at ourselves.
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ISBN 9780520275898
Released NZ 15 Feb 2013
Publisher University of California Press
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, First Edition, with a New Pref ed.
Availability
2 In stock at publisher; delivery usually 20-30 working days due to covid19 delays

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ISBN-13 9780520275898
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; delivery usually 20-30 working days due to covid19 delays
Publisher University of California Press
Imprint University of California Press
Released 15 Feb 2013
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, First Edition, with a New Pref ed.
Edition First Edition, with a New Pref ed.
Author(s) By Jablonski, Nina G.
Category Body Art & Tattooing
Archaeology
Sociology, Social Studies
Social & Cultural Anthropology
Number of Pages 288
Dimensions Width: 140mm
Height: 210mm
Spine: 18mm
Dewey Code 306.4613
Weight 408g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Skin
NBS Text Sociology & Anthropology: Professional
ONIX Text General/trade

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