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 Medicine

Series:Wellcome Ser.
Awards:Shortlisted for Saltire Society Scottish Non-Fiction Book of the Year Award 2015.

Sunday Times bestsellerWe have a lifetime's association with our bodies, but for many of us they remain uncharted territory. In Adventures in Human Being, Gavin Francis leads the reader on a journey through health and illness, offering insights on everything from the ribbed ... read more

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: 9781781253427
: Profile Books Limited
: Profile Books Ltd
: 198mm X 129mm
: United Kingdom
Special Fields
: Gavin Francis
: Paperback
: Main
: English
: 612
: 288
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Adventures in Human Being
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 Medicine

Series:Wellcome Ser.

For most of human history, death was a common, ever-present possibility. It didn't matter whether you were five or fifty - every day was a roll of the dice. But now, as medical advances push the boundaries of survival further each year, we hav... read more

General Fields
: 9781846685828
: Profile Books Limited
: Profile Books Ltd
: 198mm X 129mm
: United Kingdom
Special Fields
: Atul Gawande
: Paperback
: Main
: English
: 616.02/9
: 304
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Being Mortal : Illness Medicine and What Matters in the End
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 Literature

Series:Wellcome Ser.

Our bodies all have stories to tell - and who better to tell them than fifteen of the world's finest writers? Buried beneath layers of flesh, our hearts pump, our lungs inflate, our kidneys filter. These organs, and others, are essential to our survival bu... read more

General Fields
: 9781788160957
: Welcome Books
: Welcome Books
: --- length: - '19.8' width: - '12.9' units: - Centimeters
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: Ned Beauman; Naomi Alderman; Thomas Lynch (Introduction by); Philip Kerr; A. L. Kennedy
: Hardback
: English
: 611
: 192
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Beneath the Skin - Great Writers on the Body
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Category:

 Architecture

Series:Wellcome Ser.

'A remarkable book; surprisingly gripping and often very moving ... stories weave and unweave over the book's course, patterning thought into a complex built environment, at once disorientating and illuminating.' Robert MacfarlaneWe shape ourselve... read more

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: 9781788160469
: Welcome Books
: Welcome Books
: --- length: - '21.6' width: - '13.5' units: - Centimeters
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: Iain Sinclair
: Hardback
: English
: 720.103
: 208
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Living with Buildings - Health and Architecture
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 History

Series:Wellcome Ser.

Dripping with blood and gold, fetishized and tortured, gateway to earthly delights and point of contact with the divine, forcibly divided and powerful even beyond death, there was no territory more contested than the body in the medieval world. ... read more

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: 9781781256794
: Welcome Books
: Welcome Books
: 234mm X 153mm
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: Jack Hartnell
: Hardback
: English
: 909.07
: 352
: Colour plates and colour images throughout
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Medieval Bodies: Life, Death and Art in the Middle Ages
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 Medicine

Series:Wellcome Ser.

To be alive is to be in perpetual change: growing, healing, learning, aging. In Shapeshifters, award-winning writer and doctor Gavin Francis considers the transformations in mind and body that continue across the arc of human life. Some of these changes we have ... read more

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: 9781781257739
: Welcome Books
: Welcome Books
: ---length:- '21.6'width:- '13.5'units:- Centimeters
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: Gavin Francis
: Hardback
: English
: 306
: 304
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Shapeshifters : On Medicine & Human Change
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Category:

 Psychology

Series:Wellcome Ser.

'By the summer of 1998, it had become clear that there was something wrong with my hearing. It didn't happen suddenly but softly, so softly I almost wasn't aware of it happening; sound seemed to have stolen away ...'For twelve years, Bella Bathurst was deaf. ... read more

General Fields
: 9781781257760
: Profile Books Limited
: Profile Books Ltd
: 198mm X 129mm
: United Kingdom
Special Fields
: Bella Bathurst; Wellcome Collection Staff (Contribution by)
: Paperback
: Main
: English
: 305.9082
: 224
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Sound: A Story of Hearing Lost and Found
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