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Soul made flesh : the discovery of the brain-- and how it changed the world

Author: Carl Zimmer
Publisher: New York : Free Press, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Soul Made Flesh is the remarkable untold story of a dramatic turning point in history, the exciting discovery of how the human brain works. In an unprecedented examination of how the secrets of the brain were revealed in seventeenth-century England, award-winning author Carl Zimmer tells an extraordinary tale that unfurls against a deadly backdrop of civil war, plague, and the Great Fire of London. At the beginning  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Miscellanea
Trivia and miscellanea
Named Person: Thomas Willis
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Carl Zimmer
ISBN: 0743230388 9780743230384 0743272056 9780743272056
OCLC Number: 53223682
Description: xii, 367 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: A Bowl of Curds 3 --
Chapter 1 Hearts and Minds, Livers and Stomachs 9 --
Chapter 2 World Without Soul 25.
Responsibility: Carl Zimmer.
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