Adventures in Human Being

Adventures in Human Being

A Grand Tour From the Cranium to the Calcaneum

Book - 2015
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"We assume we know our bodies intimately, but for many of us they remain uncharted territory. How many of us understand the way seizures affect the brain, how the heart is connected to wellbeing, or the why the foot carries the key to our humanity? In Adventures in Human Being, award-winning author Gavin Francis leads readers on a journey into the hidden pathways of the human body, offering a guide to its inner workings and a celebration of its marvels. Drawing on his experiences as a surgeon, ER specialist, and family physician, Francis blends stories from the clinic with episodes from medical history, philosophy, and literature to describe the body in sickness and in health, in living and in dying. At its heart, [this book] is a meditation on what it means to be human. Poetic, eloquent, and profoundly perceptive, this book will transform the way you view your body."--
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, a member of the Perseus Books Group, ©2015.
ISBN: 9780465079681
Characteristics: xi, 252 pages :,illustrations ;,22 cm

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Nov 16, 2018

A pleasing collection of essays on various human anatomical parts, easily digestible (ha!) in small portions. A recommended diversion for the curious mind.

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