Shapeshifters

Shapeshifters

A Journey Through the Changing Human Body

Book - 2018
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"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.
Publisher: New York :, Basic Books,, 2018.
Edition: First US edition.
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9781541697522
1541697529
Branch Call Number: 612 Francis 06/2018
Characteristics: 282 pages :,illustrations ;,22 cm

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