Shapeshifters

A Journey Through the Changing Human Body
Product Number: EB00711712
Released: Jun 05, 2018
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ISBN: #9781541616950
Publisher: Basic Books
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Description

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.

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Author(s): Gavin Francis
Original Publish Date: Jun 05, 2018

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Author(s): Gavin Francis
Narrator(s): Thomas Judd
Product Number DD38134
Released: Jun 05, 2018
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ISBN: #9781549116285
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Author(s): Gavin Francis
Narrator(s): Thomas Judd
Product Number Z100133152
Released: Jun 05, 2018
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ISBN: #9781549116261

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