The Human Body, Its Parts and the Stories They TellBook - 2014
In Anatomies , bestselling author Hugh Aldersey-Williams investigates that marvellous, mysterious form- the human body. Providing a treasure trove of surprising facts, remarkable stories and startling information drawn from across history, science, art and literature - from fingerprints to angel physiology, from Isaac Newton's death-mask to the afterlife of Einstein's brain - he charts our ever-changing understanding of the extraordinary physical shell we inhabit.
'Magnificent, inspired. Stimulating scientific hypotheses, bold philosophic theories, illuminating quotations and curious facts. I recommend it to all.' Daily Telegraph
'Chock-full of insights, rich in detail. Inserts fascinating scientific snippets and anecdotes about our organs into the wider history of our changing understanding of our bodies.' Sunday Times
'Brims with fascinating details, infectious enthusiasm . . . the terrain he covers is so richly brought to life.' Guardian
'Elegant and informative. A thing of wonder and a repository of fascinating facts.' Mail on Sunday