Adam's Navel

Adam's Navel : The Weird and Wonderful Story of the Human Body

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Adam's Navel is a unique scientific, cultural and literary tour of the human body. Starting with the head and ending with the feet, Sims gives us an entertaining and illuminating account of the outside of the human body and our responses to it. From the ancient prejudice against left-handedness, to the work of the nineteenth-century criminologist who claimed he could identify the physical characteristics common to criminals, and what we would do without a big toe, Adam's Navel is full of memorable insights, amusing anecdotes and revelations on every page.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 128 x 192 x 24mm | 340.2g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0141003618
  • 9780141003610

Author information

Michael Sims has written about science, culture, and the arts for newspapers and radio, and for magazines ranging from American Archaeology to Creative Loafing. He has also worked as a researcher and editor, and is the author of Darwin's Orchestra: An Almanac of Nature in History and the Arts. He lives in Nashville, Tennessee.show more

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