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The story of our bodies

These titles explore the history of our body and delve into several crucial parts of the human body. Readers who find the human body intriguing and wonder how it all works will enjoy these reads.

The story of the human body

Daniel Lieberman

The Story of the Human Body asks how our bodies got to be the way they are and considers how that evolutionary history - both ancient and recent - can help us evaluate how we use our bodies.

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Consciousness and the brain

Stanislas Dehaene

In this lively book, Stanislas Dehaene describes the pioneering work his lab and the labs of other cognitive neuroscientists worldwide have accomplished in defining, testing, and explaining the brain events behind a conscious state.

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A brief history of everyone who ever lived

Adam Rutherford

In this captivating global journey through the expanding landscape of genetics, Adam Rutherford reveals what our genes now tell us about history, and what history tells us about our genes.

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The gene

Siddhartha Mukherjee

Weaving science, social history and personal narrative to tell us the story of the most important conceptual breakthroughs of modern times, Mukherjee animates the quest to understand human heredity and its influence on our lives and identities.

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Mary Roach

In this book, we meet scientists who tackle the questions no one else thinks of asking. With Roach at our side, we travel the world, meeting murderers and mad scientists. Gulp is as much about human beings as it is about human bodies.

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Spare parts

Carol Ann Rinzler

This book sheds light on human body parts once considered extraneous but now, with modern medicine, are shown to play an important role in our healthful survival.

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The brain

David Eagleman

Join renowned neuroscientist David Eagleman for a journey into the mysterious heart of our existence. This is the story of how your life shapes your brain, and how your brain shapes your life.

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The blue man and other stories of the skin

Robert A. Norman

This book provides a compelling and accessible introduction to the life of our largest organ, while also recounting the author’s experiences with memorable patients they have treated, who suffer from mysterious skin conditions.

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Giulia Enders

This book is a fascinating primer for anyone interested in how our ideas about the gut are changing in the light of cutting-edge scientific research.

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Matters of the heart

Fay Bound Alberti

Matters of the heart traces the ways emotions have been understood between the 17th and 19th centuries, as both physical entities and spiritual experiences.

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The happy bowel

Michael Levitt

Respected surgeon, Dr Michael Levitt, has restored hundreds of patients to bowel health and happiness. This comprehensive guide is full of practical advice and clear explanations of how to obtain and maintain a successfully working bowel.

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