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The Resource Original skin : exploring the marvels of the human hide, Maryrose Cuskelly, (electronic resource)

Original skin : exploring the marvels of the human hide, Maryrose Cuskelly, (electronic resource)

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Original skin : exploring the marvels of the human hide
Title
Original skin
Title remainder
exploring the marvels of the human hide
Statement of responsibility
Maryrose Cuskelly
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"'Like the air we breathe, we take our skin for granted . . . Yet it is remarkable; it mitigates and ameliorates the sometimes harsh world we dwell in, and is at the interface of so much of what we encounter. It is our border, the edge of ourselves, the point where we meet our universe.' Original Skin is at times a scientific study, remarking on the biological magic behind the human body's largest organ. At others it becomes an anthropological survey, dissecting separate societies' attitudes towards bare bodies, and the motives behind cultural rituals such as tattoos. However, Original Skin is, above all, a celebration of the human body; its tone one of absolute awe for the simultaneously protective and fragile membrane that divides us all from the world that surrounds us. Maryrose Cuskelly's book--in its examinations of everything from tickling to Botox to books bound in human derma--is a delightful meditation on skin. "--
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Cuskelly, Maryrose
Dewey number
612.7/9
LC call number
QM481
LC item number
.C87 2011
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  • Skin
  • Dermis
  • Human body
  • SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Human Anatomy & Physiology
Label
Original skin : exploring the marvels of the human hide, Maryrose Cuskelly, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000539798
Dimensions
23 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
274 p.
Isbn
9781582437392
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2011005382
Specific material designation
remote
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(WaSeSS)ssj0000539798
Label
Original skin : exploring the marvels of the human hide, Maryrose Cuskelly, (electronic resource)
Publication
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000539798
Dimensions
23 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
274 p.
Isbn
9781582437392
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2011005382
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0000539798

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