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The Resource Shapeshifters : a journey through the changing human body, Gavin Francis

Shapeshifters : a journey through the changing human body, Gavin Francis

Label
Shapeshifters : a journey through the changing human body
Title
Shapeshifters
Title remainder
a journey through the changing human body
Statement of responsibility
Gavin Francis
Title variation
Shape shifters
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"From birth to death, a lyrical exploration of the role of transformation in human life. To be alive is to be in perpetual metamorphosis: growing, healing, learning, aging. In Shapeshifters, physician and writer Gavin Francis considers the inevitable changes all of our bodies undergo-such as birth, puberty, and death, but also laughter, sleeping, and healing-and those that only some of our bodies will: like getting a tattoo, experiencing psychosis, suffering anorexia, being pregnant, or undergoing a gender transition. In Francis's hands, each event becomes an opportunity to explore the meaning of identity and the natures-biological, psychological, and philosophical-of our selves. True to its own subject, Shapeshifters combines Francis's lyrical imagination and deep knowledge of medicine and the humanities for a life-altering read."--Publisher
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Francis, Gavin
Dewey number
612
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QP34.5
LC item number
.F72 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Human physiology
  • Developmental biology
  • Life cycle, Human
Label
Shapeshifters : a journey through the changing human body, Gavin Francis
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 248-261) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Transformation -- Werewolves: agitation at the full moon -- Conception: the first and second reason for existing -- Sleep: the chamber of dreams -- Bodybuilding: unhelmed by fury -- Scalp: of horns, terror and glory -- Birth: reshaping the heart -- Rejuvenation: an alchemy of youth and beauty -- Tattooing: the art of transformation -- Anorexia: the enchantment of control -- Hallucination: a sphere of devils -- Puberty: suddenly accelerated youth -- Pregnancy: the most meticulous work -- Gigantism: two giants of Turin -- Gender: the two lives of Tiresias -- Jetlag: the brain that holds the sky -- Bonesetting: an algebra of healing -- Menopause: third face of the goddess -- Castration: hope, love, and sacrifice -- Laughter: some eminency in ourselves ; Prosthetics: humanity 2.0 -- Memory: palaces of forgetting -- Death: the celebration of life - Transformations
Control code
on1003310646
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First US edition.
Extent
282 pages
Isbn
9781541697522
Lccn
2018938201
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781541697522
  • (OCoLC)1003310646
Label
Shapeshifters : a journey through the changing human body, Gavin Francis
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 248-261) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Transformation -- Werewolves: agitation at the full moon -- Conception: the first and second reason for existing -- Sleep: the chamber of dreams -- Bodybuilding: unhelmed by fury -- Scalp: of horns, terror and glory -- Birth: reshaping the heart -- Rejuvenation: an alchemy of youth and beauty -- Tattooing: the art of transformation -- Anorexia: the enchantment of control -- Hallucination: a sphere of devils -- Puberty: suddenly accelerated youth -- Pregnancy: the most meticulous work -- Gigantism: two giants of Turin -- Gender: the two lives of Tiresias -- Jetlag: the brain that holds the sky -- Bonesetting: an algebra of healing -- Menopause: third face of the goddess -- Castration: hope, love, and sacrifice -- Laughter: some eminency in ourselves ; Prosthetics: humanity 2.0 -- Memory: palaces of forgetting -- Death: the celebration of life - Transformations
Control code
on1003310646
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First US edition.
Extent
282 pages
Isbn
9781541697522
Lccn
2018938201
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781541697522
  • (OCoLC)1003310646

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