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The book of the heart

Author: Louisa Young
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"The Book of the Heart is a comprehensive look at the heart in all its forms - the physical heart, the religious heart, the heart in art, and the heart as the center of love. Author Louisa Young peers into our feelings about the anatomical heart, looking at the ancient beliefs about the anatomy of the heart as well as the very modern techniques that go into heart transplants. She unveils the heart in religious  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Popular Works
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Young, Louisa.
Book of the heart.
New York : Doubleday, 2003
(OCoLC)606927749
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Louisa Young
ISBN: 0385501730 9780385501736
OCLC Number: 49356050
Notes: "First published in hardcover in the United Kingdom by Flamingo, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, Septemer 2002"--Title page verso.
Description: xxix, 354 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The anatomist's heart --
The religious heart --
The heart in art --
The lover's heart.
Responsibility: Louisa Young.
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"The Book of the Heart is a comprehensive look at the heart in all its forms - the physical heart, the religious heart, the heart in art, and the heart as the center of love. Author Louisa Young peers into our feelings about the anatomical heart, looking at the ancient beliefs about the anatomy of the heart as well as the very modern techniques that go into heart transplants. She unveils the heart in religious practices from the ancient Egyptians to the Aztecs to modern Christianity. She includes art from every age and across the world, illustrating how the heart has come to depict, universally, the center of love."--Jacket.

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