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  • Adventures in Human Being

  • Geschrieben von: Gavin Francis
  • Gesprochen von: Thomas Judd
  • Spieldauer: 5 Std. und 46 Min.
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    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 listener 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 firsthand 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 listener 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 audiobook will transform the way you think about being alive, whether in sickness or in health.

    Gavin Francis is an award-winning writer and doctor and a contributor to The Guardian, The New York Review of Books and London Review of Books.

    ©2015 Gavin Francis (P)2016 Audible, Ltd

    Kritikerstimmen

    "A sober and beautiful book about the landscape of the human body: thought-provoking and eloquent." (Hilary Mantel)
    "Wonderful, subtle, unpretentious...produces a kind of complicity between the author, the reader, and the subject." (John Berger)

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