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

Author: Hugh Aldersey-Williams
Publisher: London ; New York : Viking, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Popular works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hugh Aldersey-Williams
ISBN: 9780670920747 0670920746 9780670920754 0670920754 9780670920730 0670920738
OCLC Number: 812686421
Description: xxv, 294 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: 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.
Responsibility: Hugh Aldersey-Williams.

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Blending history, science, art, and literature, this book deals with the human body. It includes facts, stories and information on the human body that covers everything from the first finger-printing  Read more...

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Magnificent, inspired. He writes like a latter-day Montaigne. Stimulating scientific hypotheses, bold philosophic theories, illuminating quotations and curious facts. I recommend it to all * Read more...

 
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