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Anatomies the human body, its parts and the stories they tell

Hugh Aldersey-Williams

London Viking New York 2013

Localização: FEA - Fac. Econ. Adm. e Contab.  ACERVO DELFIM NETTO  (C11.10.24 )(Acessar)

  • Título:
    Anatomies the human body, its parts and the stories they tell
  • Autor: Hugh Aldersey-Williams
  • Assuntos: Human body -- Popular works; Human anatomy -- Popular works; Human physiology -- Popular works; CORPO HUMANO; ANATOMIA; FISIOLOGIA
  • Notas: Includes bibliographical references (p. [265]-280) and index
  • Descrição: Machine generated contents note: pt. ONE The Whole -- Mapping the Territory -- Flesh -- Bones -- pt. TWO The Parts -- Carving Up the Territory -- The Head -- The Face -- The Brain -- The Heart -- Blood -- The Ear -- The Eye -- The Stomach -- The Hand -- The Sex -- The Foot -- The Skin -- pt. THREE The Future -- Extending the Territory
    It is the inspiration for art, the subject of science and the source of some of the greatest stories ever told. From ancient body art to plastic surgery, from early anatomists to conceptual artists, grave-robbers to bionic athletes, our changing attitudes to the human body - how it works, what it should look like, how to live with it, what it means - tell us more about ourselves than almost any other subject in human history. And yet, until we fall ill, most of us take this extraordinarily complicated collection of flesh, bones and fluids entirely for granted. Blending history, science, art, literature and the everyday, one of our finest science writers investigates this most marvellous and mysterious of creations. The result is a treasure trove of surprising facts, remarkable stories and startling information that encompasses everything from the first finger-printing to the physiology of angels, from synaesthesia to the Clown Egg Register, from the death-mask of Isaac Newton to the afterlife of Einstein's brain
  • Editor: London Viking New York
  • Data de publicação: 2013
  • Formato: xxv, 294 p. ill. 23 cm.
  • Idioma: Inglês

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