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The Body, Subject & Subjected: The Representation of the Body Itself, Illness, Injury, Treatment & Death in Spain and Indigenous and Hispanic American

by Debra D. Andrist

Hominids have always been obsessed with representing their own bodies. The first “selfies” were prehistoric negative hand images and human stick figures, followed by stone and ceramic representations of...


The Laws of Medicine: Field Notes from an Uncertain Science by Siddhartha Mukherjee | Key Takeaways, Analysis & Review

by Instaread

Inside this Instaread of The Laws of Medicine:

• Overview of the book

• Important People

• Key Takeaways

• Analysis of Key Takeaways


The Incredible Unlikeliness of Being: Evolution and the Making of Us

by Alice Roberts

In this compulsively readable book, Dr. Alice Roberts lays out the miraculously strange way in which the human body grows from a chemical (DNA) into a living, sentient being. A longtime professor and well-known...


Anatomy & Physiology: A Complete Introduction: Teach Yourself

by David Le Vay

Anatomy & Phsiology: A Complete Introduction is designed to give you everything you need to succeed, all in one place. It covers the key areas that students are expected to be confident in, outlining the basics...


Humankind: How Biology and Geography Shape Human Diversity

by Alexander H. Harcourt

An innovative and illuminating look at how the evolution of the human species has been shaped by the world around us, from anatomy and physiology, to cultural diversity and population density.

Where did the...


Gut: The Inside Story of Our Body's Most Underrated Organ

by Giulia Enders

Our gut is almost as important to us as our brain and yet we know very little about how it works. Gut: The Inside Story is an entertaining, informative tour of the digestive system from the moment we raise a...


Back to Basics in Physiology: O2 and CO2 in the Respiratory and Cardiovascular Systems

by Juan Pablo Arroyo & Adam J. Schweickert

Back to Basics in Physiology: O2 and CO2 in the Respiratory and Cardiovascular Systems exploits the gap that exists in current physiology books, tackling specific problems and evaluating their repercussions...


Follow Your Gut: The Enormous Impact of Tiny Microbes

by Rob Knight & Brendan Buhler

Allergies, asthma, obesity, acne: these are just a few of the conditions that may be caused—and someday cured—by the microscopic life inside us. The key is to understand how this groundbreaking science influences...


Ask the Experts: The Human Body and Mind

by Scientific American Editors

For going on two decades, Scientific American's "Ask the Experts" column has been answering reader questions on all fields of science. We've taken your questions from the basic to the esoteric and reached out...


Sensual Intelligence: An Introduction To Your Body's Language

by Natalie Geld

Are you aware of the language your body expresses, and how it affects your relationships and experience? How can you develop the INTIMACY you crave when you are dissociated from YOUR OWN BODY? When you touch...


Faster, Higher, Stronger: How Sports Science Is Creating a New Generation of Superathletes--and What We Can Learn from Them

by Mark McClusky

A New York Times bestseller

“A smart and important book.” —Gretchen Reynolds, author of The First 20 Minutes

 

Publications as varied as Wired, Men’s Fitness, and The New Yorker are abuzz over the New...


Lymphatic System: Speedy Study Guides

by Speedy Publishing

Whether you are a nursing student or pre-med, there are many things that you will need to know. All the information you are required to learn can seem utterly overwhelming. Anatomy and physiology of the body...


The Quest for Immortality: Science at the Frontiers of Aging

by Bruce A. Carnes & S. Jay Olshansky

"This is by far the best book I've read on the science of aging."—Andrew Weil, M.D. "Life-span Truth Will Set You Free from Age-old Worries," announced the Chicago Tribune upon the first publication of this...


Ultrastructure Atlas of Human Tissues

by Fred Hossler

Ultrastructure Atlas of Human Tissues presents a variety of scanning and transmission electron microscope images of the major systems of the human body. Photography with the electron microscope records views...


Planet Heart: How an Unhealthy Environment Leads to Heart Disease

by François Reeves

We’ve all heard the risk factors for cardiovascular disease: high blood pressure, high cholesterol, obesity, smoking, stress, and a sedentary lifestyle. But what about our environment? Despite almost 500 recent...


The Story of the Human Body: Evolution, Health, and Disease

by Daniel Lieberman

In this landmark book of popular science, Daniel E. Lieberman—chair of the department of human evolutionary biology at Harvard University and a leader in the field—gives us a lucid and engaging account of...


Anatomy of a Scientific Discovery: The Race to Find the Body's Own Morphine

by Jeff Goldberg

In late 1973, scientists John Hughes and Hans Kosterlitz spent the majority of their time in an underfunded, obscure, and cramped laboratory in Aberdeen, Sweden. While working on the brains of pigs, the duo...


Anatomy 360: The Ultimate Visual Guide to the Human Body

by Jamie Roebuck & Lorna Stevenson

Winner of the Gold Award in Reference from ForeWord’s 2011 Book of the Year Awards

Our bodies are a mystery to us. We may see our arms and legs move, but we have no idea how the muscles beneath look as they...


The Sports Gene: Inside the Science of Extraordinary Athletic Performance

by David Epstein

The New York Times bestseller – with a new afterword about early specialization in youth sports.

The debate is as old as physical competition. Are stars like Usain Bolt, Michael Phelps, and Serena Williams...


The Electric Meme: A New Theory of How We Think

by Robert Aunger

From biology to culture to the new new economy, the buzzword on everyone's lips is "meme." How do animals learn things? How does human culture evolve? How does viral marketing work? The answer to these disparate...