Adam's Navel is a unique scientific, cultural and literary tour of the human body. Starting with the head and ending with the feet, Sims gives us an entertaining and illuminating account of the outside of the human body and our responses to it. From the ancient prejudice against left-handedness, to the work of the nineteenth-century criminologist who claimed he could identify the physical characteristics common to criminals, and what we would do without a big toe, Adam's Navel is full of memorable insights, amusing anecdotes and revelations on every page.
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'This is an entertaining, witty and erudite jackdaw's nest of a book... The range of reference is dizzying' -- John Banville, The New York Times Books Review
'lively and enjoyable .. cultural history of the human body' -- Daily Mail
Michael Sims has written about science, culture, and the arts for newspapers and radio, and for magazines ranging from American Archaeology to Creative Loafing. He has also worked as a researcher and editor, and is the author of Darwin's Orchestra: An Almanac of Nature in History and the Arts. He lives in Nashville, Tennessee.
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Book Description Penguin Publishing Group, United States, 2004. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprint. 196 x 127 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. In this amusing and brilliantly conceived book, Michael Sims introduces you to your body. Moving from head to toe, Sims blends cultural history with evolutionary theory to produce a wonderfully original narrative in which he analyzes the visible parts of the body. In this fascinating brew of science and storytelling, readers encounter not only accessible explanations of the mechanics of their anatomy, but also the layers of mythology, religious lore, history, Darwinian theory, and popular culture that have helped to shape our understanding of any given body part. A titillating and unique book, Adam s Navel is learned and entertaining, a marvelous lens through which to study the form we all inhabit but may not really understand. Bookseller Inventory # BZV9780142004647
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