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    DescriptionThe Sunday Times Science Book of the Year, Anatomies by Hugh Aldersey-Williams, author of bestseller Periodic Tales, is a splendidly entertaining journey through the art, science, literature and history of the human body. "Magnificent, inspired. He writes like a latter-day Montaigne. Stimulating scientific hypotheses, bold philosophic theories, illuminating quotations and curious facts. I recommend it to all". (Telegraph). "Splendid, highly entertaining, chock-full of insights ...It inserts fascinating scientific snippets and anecdotes about our organs into the wider history of our changing understanding of our bodies". (Sunday Times). "A relentlessly entertaining cultural history of the human body ...brims with fascinating details, infectious enthusiasm ...the terrain he covers is so richly brought to life". (Guardian). "Elegant and informative ...For Aldersey-Williams, [the body] is a thing of wonder and a repository of fascinating facts". (Mail on Sunday). In Anatomies, bestselling author Hugh Aldersey-Williams investigates that marvellous, mysterious form: the human body. Providing a treasure trove of surprising facts, remarkable stories and startling information drawn from across history, science, art and literature - from finger-prints to angel physiology, from Isaac Newton's death-mask to the afterlife of Einstein's brain - he explores our relationship with our bodies and investigates our changing attitudes to the extraordinary physical shell we inhabit. "More than a science book - it's also history, biography and autobiography - Anatomies is writing at its most refined, regardless of genre". (Sunday Times). Praise for Periodic Tales: "Science writing at its best ...fascinating and beautiful ...if only chemistry had been like this at school ...to meander through the periodic table with him ...is like going round a zoo with Gerald Durrell ...a rich compilation of delicious tales, but it offers greater rewards, too". (Matt Ridley). "Immensely engaging and continually makes one sit up in -surprise' Sunday Times 'Splendid ...enjoyable and polished". (Observer). "Full of good stories and he knows how to tell them well ...an agreeable jumble of anecdote, reflection and information". (Sunday Telegraph). "Great fun to read and an endless fund of unlikely and improbable anecdotes ...sharp and often witty". (Financial Times). Hugh Aldersey-Williams studied natural sciences at Cambridge. He is the author of several books exploring science, design and architecture and has curated exhibitions at the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Wellcome Collection. His previous book Periodic Tales: The Curious Lives of the Elements was a Sunday Times bestseller and has been published in many languages around the world. He lives in Norfolk with his wife and son.


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    Title
    Anatomies
    Subtitle
    The Human Body, Its Parts and The Stories They Tell
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Hugh Aldersey-Williams
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 27 mm
    Weight: 300 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780670920723
    ISBN 10: 067092072X
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.0
    BIC E4L: SCP
    BIC subject category V2: PDZ, MFG
    BISAC V2.8: MED075000
    Libri: ENGM5000
    BISAC V2.8: SCI000000
    Libri: ANAT6069, KOER2000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24610
    DC23: 612
    Thema V1.0: MFG, PDZ
    Publisher
    Penguin Putnam Inc
    Imprint name
    Penguin USA
    Publication date
    30 January 2014
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Author Information
    Hugh Aldersey-Williams studied natural sciences at Cambridge. He is the author of several books exploring science, design and architecture and has curated exhibitions at the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Wellcome Collection. His previous book Periodic Tales: The Curious Lives of the Elements was a Sunday Times Bestseller and has been published in many languages around the world. He lives in Norfolk with his wife and son.
    Review quote
    Magnificent, inspired. Stimulating scientific hypotheses, bold philosophic theories, illuminating quotations and curious facts. I recommend it to all Daily Telegraph Chock-full of insights, rich in detail. Inserts fascinating scientific snippets and anecdotes about our organs into the wider history of our changing understanding of our bodies The Sunday Times Brims with fascinating details, infectious enthusiasm ... the terrain he covers is so richly brought to life Guardian Elegant and informative. A thing of wonder and a repository of fascinating facts Mail on Sunday Highly recommended Daily Express