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Adventures in Human Being

Adventures in Human Being
 

We have a lifetime's association with our bodies, but for many of us they remain uncharted territory. In Adventures in Human Being, Gavin Francis leads the listener on a journey through health and illness, offering insights on everything from the ribbed surface of the brain to th... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781531877088
Barcode 9781531877088
Published 20 September 2016 by Audible Studios on Brilliance
Format Audio CD/Audio, Unabridged
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Author(s) By Francis, Gavin
Narrator Judd, Thomas
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ISBN-13 9781531877088
ISBN-10 1531877087
Stock Out of stock
Status Not currently available
Publisher Audible Studios on Brilliance
Imprint Audible Studios on Brilliance
Publication Date 20 September 2016
Publication Country United States United States
Format Audio CD/Audio, Unabridged
Edition Unabridged
Author(s) By Francis, Gavin
Narrator Judd, Thomas
Category Audio / Visual (Audio books, Music, DVDs, CDROMs)
Biography & Autobiography: Science, Technology & Engineering
Medicine: General Issues
Physiology
Science: General Issues
Human Biology & Related Topics
Number of Pages Not specified
Dimensions Width: 133mm
Height: 171mm
Spine: 13mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 400g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Popular Science
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 612
Catalogue Code Not specified

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We have a lifetime's association with our bodies, but for many of us they remain uncharted territory. In Adventures in Human Being, Gavin Francis leads the listener on a journey through health and illness, offering insights on everything from the ribbed surface of the brain to the secret workings of the heart and the womb; from the pulse of life at the wrist to the unique engineering of the foot. Drawing on his own experiences as a doctor and GP, he blends firsthand case studies with reflections on the way the body has been imagined and portrayed over the millennia. If the body is a foreign country, then to practise medicine is to explore new territory: Francis leads the listener on an adventure through what it means to be human. Both a user's guide to the body and a celebration of its elegance, this audiobook will transform the way you think about being alive, whether in sickness or in health. Gavin Francis is an award-winning writer and doctor and a contributor to The Guardian, The New York Review of Books and London Review of Books.

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