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If our bodies could talk : a guide to operating and maintaining a human body, James Hamblin

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If our bodies could talk : a guide to operating and maintaining a human body
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If our bodies could talk
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a guide to operating and maintaining a human body
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James Hamblin
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eng
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  • "If you want to understand the strange workings of the human body, and the future of medicine, you must read this illuminating, engaging book." --SiddharthaMukherjee,author ofThe Gene In 2014, James Hamblin launched a series of videos for The Atlantic called "If Our Bodies Could Talk." With it, the doctor-turned-journalist established himself as a seriously entertaining authority in the field of health. Now, in illuminating and genuinely funny prose, Hamblin explores the human stories behind health questionsthat never seem to go away--and which tend to be mischaracterized and oversimplified by marketing and news media. He covers topics such as sleep, aging, diet, and much more: Can I "boost" my immune system? Does caffeine make me live longer? Do we still not know if cell phones cause cancer? How much sleep do I actually need? Is there any harm in taking a multivitamin? Is life long enough? In considering these questions, Hamblin draws from his own medical training as well from hundreds of interviews with distinguished scientists and medical practitioners. He translates the (traditionally boring) textbook of human anatomy and physiology into accessible, engaging, socially contextualized, up-to-the-moment answers. They offer clarity, examine the limits of our certainty, and ultimately help readers worry less about things that don't really matter. If Our Bodies Could Talk is a comprehensive, illustrated guide that entertains and educates in equal doses"--
  • "An empirical, exhaustive, and entertaining look at the body and its functions, in the vein of the author's stories and viral video series for The Atlantic on sleep, aging, diet, and more, examining and reassessing those health concerns that never seem to go away"--
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Title
If our bodies could talk
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Explores the stories behind persistent health questions that are subject to mischaracterization and oversimplification by marketing and the media, covering health topics ranging from sleep and aging to diet and the immune system
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DLC
Dewey number
613
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
RA776
LC item number
.H183 2016
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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adult
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a guide to operating and maintaining a human body
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James Hamblin
If our bodies could talk : a guide to operating and maintaining a human body, James Hamblin
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Includes bibliographical references (page 371)
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ocn960905875
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Dimensions
22 cm
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Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxv, 371 pages
Isbn
9780385540971
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2016046694
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color illustrations
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(OCoLC)960905875

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