The Remarkable Life of the Skin: An intimate journey across our surface

Author:   Monty Lyman
Publisher:   Transworld Publishers Ltd
ISBN:  

9781787632073


Pages:   304
Publication Date:   11 July 2019
Format:   Hardback
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As read on RADIO 4'S BOOK OF THE WEEK 'An exciting introduction to a little-known microscopic universe and to a talented new writer.' Sunday Times How does our diet affect our skin? What makes the skin age? And why can't we tickle ourselves? Providing a cover for our delicate and intricate bodies, the skin is our largest and fastest growing organ. We see it, touch it and live in it every day. It's a habitat for a mesmerizingly complex world of micro-organisms and physical functions that are vital to our health and our survival. It's also one of the first things people see about us and is crucial to our sense of identity. And yet how much do we really know about it? Through the lenses of science, sociology and history, Dr Monty Lyman leads us on a journey across our most underrated and unexplored organ and reveals how the skin is far stranger and more complex than you've ever imagined.

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Author:   Monty Lyman
Publisher:   Transworld Publishers Ltd
Imprint:   Bantam Press
Dimensions:   Width: 16.20cm , Height: 3.00cm , Length: 24.00cm
Weight:   0.517kg
ISBN:  

9781787632073


ISBN 10:   1787632075
Pages:   304
Publication Date:   11 July 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   To order   Availability explained
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An extraordinary insight into the fascinating world of the skin, explaining how it both protects and connects us... [the book] delves into the science behind the skin's microbiome and explores the history of anti-aging treatments. A must read for all of those curious about why our skin is the first to show our emotions, and how it has the power to both divide and unite communities around the world. * Professor the Lord Darzi of Denham, director of the Institute of Global Health Innovation at Imperial College, London *


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Dr Monty Lyman is a Junior Doctor in Acute General Medicine at Oxford University Hospitals. He travelled the globe to research The Remarkable Life of the Skin, including Africa, South Asia and Australasia. He studied at the universities of Oxford, Birmingham and Imperial College London. He has won several national prizes in medical writing and has given many talks at national conferences. In 2017 he won the Wilfred Thesiger Travel Writing Award for his report on a dermatological research trip to Tanzania, presented by Colin Thubron, President of the Royal Society of Literature. He lives in Oxford, England.

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