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Shapeshifters : A Journey Through the Changing Human Body - by Gavin Francis (Hardcover)

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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.
Number of Pages: 282
Genre: Medical, Literary Collections
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Perseus Books Group
Author: Gavin Francis
Language: English
Street Date: June 5, 2018
TCIN: 53149080
UPC: 9781541697522
Item Number (DPCI): 248-55-8894
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