skip to content
Blood : a biography of the stuff of life Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Blood : a biography of the stuff of life

Author: Lawrence Hill
Publisher: London : Oneworld, 2014. ©2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Database:WorldCat
Summary:
"It's everywhere: from the laws of citizenship to the detection of doping in sport, from the books of the Old Testament and the acts of Macbeth to the mudbloods of Harry Potter and the vampires of Twilight. Blood fills our imagination, just as fully as it fills our veins. In this provocative exploration of the medical and social history of blood, from ancient times to today, award-winning novelist Lawrence Hill  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lawrence Hill
ISBN: 9781780745466 178074546X
OCLC Number: 876291158
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 310 pages ; 20 cm
Responsibility: Lawrence Hill.

Abstract:

From the author of the million-copy bestseller The Book of Negroes, an absorbing, illuminating look at the vital fluid  Read more...

Reviews

Editorial reviews

Publisher Synopsis

It's everywhere: from the laws of citizenship to the detection of doping in sport, from the books of the Old Testament and the acts of Macbeth to the mudbloods of Harry Potter and the vampires of Read more...

 
User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.

Similar Items

Related Subjects:(1)

User lists with this item (2)

Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/876291158> # Blood : a biography of the stuff of life
    a schema:CreativeWork, schema:Book ;
   library:oclcnum "876291158" ;
   library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/enk> ;
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1208546520#Topic/blood> ; # Blood
   schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/573.15/e23/> ;
   schema:author <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1208546520#Person/hill_lawrence_1957> ; # Lawrence Hill
   schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
   schema:copyrightYear "2013" ;
   schema:datePublished "2014" ;
   schema:description ""It's everywhere: from the laws of citizenship to the detection of doping in sport, from the books of the Old Testament and the acts of Macbeth to the mudbloods of Harry Potter and the vampires of Twilight. Blood fills our imagination, just as fully as it fills our veins. In this provocative exploration of the medical and social history of blood, from ancient times to today, award-winning novelist Lawrence Hill considers blood's scientific, cultural, psychological and political aspects. He charts how our understanding of blood has developed over the centuries, sharing a close-up view of William Harvey's bloody dissection table at which the seventeenth-century physician shocked his peers, using a live dog to prove that blood circulates. But blood isn't just about the body, and Hill also reveals how ideas about blood purity have spawned rules on who gets to belong to a family, who enjoys the rights of citizenship and what defines a person's identity. As Hill powerfully and lyrically conveys, blood counts in virtually every aspect of our being that matters"--Publisher's description."@en ;
   schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/1208546520> ;
   schema:inLanguage "en" ;
   schema:name "Blood : a biography of the stuff of life"@en ;
   schema:productID "876291158" ;
   schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781780745466> ;
   umbel:isLike <http://bnb.data.bl.uk/id/resource/GBB439293> ;
   wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/876291158> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1208546520#Person/hill_lawrence_1957> # Lawrence Hill
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:birthDate "1957" ;
   schema:familyName "Hill" ;
   schema:givenName "Lawrence" ;
   schema:name "Lawrence Hill" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781780745466>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
   schema:isbn "178074546X" ;
   schema:isbn "9781780745466" ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.