The Making of You

The Making of You A Journey from Cell to Human

Hardback (21 Feb 2019) | English

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Synopsis

It's the first great mystery: where did you come from? How did your cells know what to build? What are bones made from? When did your eyes start working, and what did they see? Join Katharina Vestre on an adventure to relive your very first moments. From your first cell to your first breath, this is your story as you have never heard it before. Did you know that it took three attempts to make your kidneys? Or that tiny twirling hairs on your back showed your other organs where to go? Or that hiccups are probably a legacy from our ancient, underwater ancestors? With the help of some cutting-edge science and a wry sense of humour, Vestre reveals all this and more. Like: how sperm know which way to swim. Why sex and gender are more complicated than one might think. What you have in common with every living being, and why you are unique. Set off on a true voyage of discovery through an inner universe whose secrets we are still unravelling. A miniature drama of cosmic significance, this is the amazing story of how you became you.

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Wellcome Collection

Wellcome Collection

Wellcome Collection publishes books that explore health, medicine and the complexities of the human condition, from bestselling narrative non-fiction such as Forensics by Val McDermid, to award-winning illustrated titles such as The Sick Rose. Wellcome Collection is part of Wellcome, a global charitable foundation that exists to improve health for everyone by helping great ideas to thrive.

Book information

ISBN: 9781788161831
Publisher: Profile
Imprint: Wellcome Collection
Pub date:
DEWEY: 612.647
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: xii, 161
Weight: 288g
Height: 137mm
Width: 204mm
Spine width: 21mm