Shapeshifters

A Journey through the Changing Human Body
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Author(s): Gavin Francis
Original Publish Date: Jun 05, 2018
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (6.82 hours)
Product Number: Z100133152
Released: Jun 05, 2018
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781549116261
Narrator/s: Thomas Judd
Publisher: Hachette Book Group
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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.

All formats/editions

CD
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Author(s): Gavin Francis
Narrator(s): Thomas Judd
Product Number DD38134
Released: Jun 05, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781549116285
eBook
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Author(s): Gavin Francis
Product Number EB00711712
Released: Jun 05, 2018
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: #9781541616950

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