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

By Gavin Francis

ISBN-10: 0465079687

ISBN-13: 9780465079681

ISBN-10: 0465096824

ISBN-13: 9780465096824

"Adventures in Human Being, with its deft mixture of the scientific and the lyrical, is a triumph of the eloquent mind and the compassionate heart."

--Wall highway Journal
We imagine we all know bodies in detail, yet for plenty of folks they continue to be uncharted territory, an enigma of bone and muscle, neurons and synapses. what number people comprehend the best way seizures have an effect on the mind, how the guts is hooked up to health, or the why the foot holds the main to our humanity? In Adventures in Human Being, award-winning writer Gavin Francis leads readers on a trip into the human physique, delivering a advisor to its internal workings and a party of its marvels. Drawing on his stories as a health care professional, ER professional, and relatives healthcare professional, Francis blends tales from the sanatorium with episodes from clinical background, philosophy, and literature to explain the physique in disease and in future health, in dwelling and in demise. At its middle, Adventures in Human Being is a meditation on what it ability to be human. Poetic, eloquent, and profoundly perceptive, this ebook will remodel how you view your body.

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