The Remarkable Life of the Skin An Intimate Journey Across Our Surface

Hardback (11 Jul 2019) | English

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Synopsis

Shortlisted for the 2019 Royal Society Insight Investment Science Book Prize

As read on Radio 4's Book of the Week

A Sunday Times 'Must Read'

'An exciting introduction to a little-known microscopic universe and to a talented new writer.' Sunday Times

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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.

About the Publisher

Bantam Press

Bantam Press

Bantam Books, established in 1945, is one of the most successful publishers of adult fiction and nonfiction. Dell Publishing, a leading publisher of adult fiction and nonfiction for over seven decades.

Book information

ISBN: 9781787632073
Publisher: Transworld
Imprint: Bantam Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 612.79
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 1946
Number of pages: xvii, 283
Weight: 508g
Height: 241mm
Width: 165mm
Spine width: 31mm