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Adventures in Human Being : A Grand Tour from the Cranium to the Calcaneum
by Francis, Gavin


Overview - " Adventures in Human Being , with its deft mix of the clinical and the lyrical, is a triumph of the eloquent brain and the compassionate heart."
-- Wall Street Journal

We assume we know our bodies intimately, but for many of us they remain uncharted territory, an enigma of bone and muscle, neurons and synapses.  Read more...

 

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Overview
"Adventures in Human Being, with its deft mix of the clinical and the lyrical, is a triumph of the eloquent brain and the compassionate heart."
--Wall Street Journal

We assume we know our bodies intimately, but for many of us they remain uncharted territory, an enigma of bone and muscle, neurons and synapses. How many of us understand the way seizures affect the brain, how the heart is connected to well-being, or the why the foot holds the key to our humanity? In Adventures in Human Being, award-winning author Gavin Francis leads readers on a journey into the human body, offering a guide to its inner workings and a celebration of its marvels. Drawing on his experiences as a surgeon, ER specialist, and family physician, Francis blends stories from the clinic with episodes from medical history, philosophy, and literature to describe the body in sickness and in health, in living and in dying. At its heart, Adventures in Human Being is a meditation on what it means to be human. Poetic, eloquent, and profoundly perceptive, this book will transform the way you view your body.


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  • ISBN: 9780465079674
  • Publisher: Basic Books
  • Imprint: Basic Books
  • Date: Oct 2015
  • Seller Statement: Sold by Hachette Book Group USA
 
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