Adventures in Human Being.  By Gavin Francis.  A SUNDAY TIMES BEST SELLER

Adventures in Human Being. By Gavin Francis. A SUNDAY TIMES BEST SELLER

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A Sunday Times bestseller

We 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 surface of the brain to the secret workings of the heart and the womb; from the pulse of life at the wrist to the unique engineering of the foot.

Drawing on his own experiences as a doctor and GP, he blends first-hand case studies with reflections on the way the body has been imagined and portrayed over the millennia. If the body is a foreign country, then to practise medicine is to explore new territory: Francis leads the reader on an adventure through what it means to be human.

Both a user's guide to the body and a celebration of its elegance, this book will transform the way you think about being alive, whether in sickness or in health.

Published in association with the Wellcome Collection.

 

  • Format Paperback | 272 pages
  • Dimensions 129 x 198 x 16mm | 230g