The Secret Body How the New Science of the Human Body Is Changing the Way We Live

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Publisher's Synopsis

'A big-picture forecast of how medicine stands on the threshold of a revolution that will radically change all of our lives' The Times

Welcome to a revolution in the science of you. This landmark new book from award-winning scientist Daniel M. Davis explores the future of the human body.

Imagine taking drugs to help you acquire new skills, or knowing years in advance the precise likelihood of developing specific cancers, or following a diet and health regime tailored to your microbiome, or even having continuous monitoring of your body's workings and well-being.

Written by an award-winning scientist, this landmark book shows how these radical and disconcerting possibilities have been made real. It is at once a gripping drama of scientific ingenuity, discovery and collaboration, and a vision of the human body of dizzying complexity and wonder.

'With this stunning book Daniel M. Davis joins the pantheon of truly great science communicators. Everyone who has a body will love it' CHRIS VAN TULLEKEN, author of Ultra-Processed People

'The startling new discoveries...are radically altering our understanding of how we function and what our future holds' BRIAN COX

'Thrilling' BILL BRYSON
'Brilliant' TIM SPECTOR
'Extraordinary' ALICE ROBERTS

About the Publisher

Vintage

Vintage

Vintage is a highly respected paperback publisher of contemporary fiction and non-fiction, publishing writers like Philip Roth, Martin Amis and Toni Morrison. There are many Booker and Nobel Prize-winning authors on the Vintage list such as Kingsley Amis, A S Byatt, J M Coetzee, Ismail Kadare, Ian McEwan, Salman Rushdie, Anne Enright, Iris Murdoch, Roddy Doyle and Ben Okri, to name a few.

Book information

ISBN: 9781529110975
Publisher: Random House
Imprint: Vintage
Pub date:
DEWEY: 612
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: xi, 212
Weight: 162g
Height: 129mm
Width: 197mm
Spine width: 17mm