THE REMARKABLE LIFE OF THE SKIN - AN INTIMATE JOURNEY ACROSS OUR SURFACE
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THE REMARKABLE LIFE OF THE SKIN - AN INTIMATE JOURNEY ACROSS OUR SURFACE

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Perched on the exterior of our delicate and intricate body, we see our skin, touch it and live in it every moment of our lives. And yet how often do we consider what the skin has to deal with, faced with the joys and terrors, pleasures and pain of the outside world?

Everything that hits us strikes our skin first - it is a habitat for a mesmerizingly complex world of micro-organisms and its physical functions are vital to our health and survival.

Everyone who sees us, views our skin first - it is a doorway to ideas of identity, imbued with social significance and psychological meaning.

Whether male or female, old or young, we all have unanswered questions about this underrated and overlooked organ. Does our diet affect our skin? What makes the skin age? Why can't we tickle ourselves? Through the lenses of science, sociology and history Skin: An intimate journey across uur outer covering explores the comedy, tragedy and exquisite humanity of the skin.

Categories : Sciences & Techniques > Médecine > Santé

  • EAN

    9781784163525

  • Disponibilité

    Disponible

  • Nombre de pages

    304 Pages

  • Longueur

    19.8 cm

  • Largeur

    12.7 cm

  • Épaisseur

    1.8 cm

  • Poids

    209 g

  • Distributeur

    Side

  • Support principal

    Grand format

Monty Lyman

  • Pays : Royaume Uni
  • Langue : Anglais

Le dermatologue Monty Lyman a voyage? aux quatre coins du globe pour e?crire L'Incroyable vie de la peau. Il a e?tudie? a` Oxford, a` Birmingham et a` l'Imperial College London, a travaille? dans l'un des meilleurs laboratoires de dermatologie au monde, pre?side? l'Association des e?tudiants et des internes en dermatologie du Royaume-Uni, rec?u plusieurs prix pour son travail et ses e?crits scientifiques, et a participe? a` de multiples confe?rences.
En 2017, il a remporte? le Wilfred Thesiger Travel Writing Award pour son compte rendu d'un se?jour de recherche en Tanzanie, pre?sente? par Colin Thubron, pre?sident de la Royal Society of Literature.

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