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Adventures in Human Being

Adventures in Human Being (Hardback, Main)

By Francis, Gavin

Our bodies are the most certain manifestation of our existence. But how well do we really know them? What do we really understand about the internal processes that allow us to think, breathe, laugh, eat, move and speak? Drawing on his experiences as a GP - and his sense of advent...ure - Gavin Francis explores the hidden pathways of the human body, from the brain's pea-sized pineal gland, the 'seat of the soul', to the delicate machinery of the hand and back to where it all begins, in the womb. Blending case studies and first-hand accounts, and providing insights from literature and history, Francis provides unique insights into what it is to be human: for behind each disease, degeneration or miraculous recovery lies a story of suffering and survival, of rich and poor, lucky and unlucky, fragile and resilient. Poetic, eloquent and profoundly perceptive, Adventures in Human Being will transform the way you view your own body.
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ISBN 9781781253410
Released NZ 27 May 2015
Publisher Profile Books Ltd
Format Hardback, Main
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Language English (translated from: English)
Series Wellcome Collection
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ISBN-13 9781781253410
Stock Out of stock
Status Out of print
Publisher Profile Books Ltd
Imprint Wellcome Collection
Released 27 May 2015
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback, Main
Edition Main
Language English
Translated from English
Author(s) By Francis, Gavin
Series Wellcome Collection
Category Award Winning
Popular Science
Number of Pages 256
Dimensions Width: 144mm
Height: 222mm
Spine: 27mm
Dewey Code 612
Weight 451g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Popular Science
ONIX Text General/trade