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Remarkable Life of the Skin

Author: Monty Lyman  

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The Remarkable Life of the Skin is a compelling user's guide to the physical, psychological and social importance of the body's largest, most visible and yet most misunderstood organ.

Shortlisted for the 2019 Royal Society Science Book Prize 2019A Sunday Times 'MUST READ''An exciting introduction to a little-known microscopic universe.' Sunday TimesAs read on RADIO 4'S BOOK OF THE WEEK'A seriously entertaining book.' Melanie Reid, The Times_______________How does our diet affect our skin?
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The Remarkable Life of the Skin is a compelling user's guide to the physical, psychological and social importance of the body's largest, most visible and yet most misunderstood organ.

Shortlisted for the 2019 Royal Society Science Book Prize 2019A Sunday Times 'MUST READ''An exciting introduction to a little-known microscopic universe.' Sunday TimesAs read on RADIO 4'S BOOK OF THE WEEK'A seriously entertaining book.' Melanie Reid, The Times___How does our diet affect our skin?

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The Remarkable Life of the Skin is a compelling user's guide to the physical, psychological and social importance of the body's largest, most visible and yet most misunderstood organ. - Shortlisted for the Royal Society Science Book Prize 2019 - A Sunday Times 'MUST READ' - 'An exciting introduction to a little-known microscopic universe.' Sunday Times - 'A seriously entertaining book.' Melanie Reid, The Times - As read on RADIO 4's BOOK OF THE WEEK ___ 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, fastest growing and yet least understood 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. Our skin plays a central role in our lives. 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. Examining our microbiome, our love of tattoos and whether or not beauty products really work, he reveals how the skin is far stranger and more complex than you've ever imagined.

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Critic Reviews

“This microsopic look at skin is crawling with revelations, from tiny mites to cellulite and skin care... An exciting introduction to a little-known universe and to a talented new writer.”

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About the Author

Dr Monty Lyman is a doctor and research fellow at the University of Oxford. His first book, The Remarkable Life of the Skin, was shortlisted for the 2019 Royal Society Science Book Prize, was a Radio 4 Book of the Week and a Sunday Times Book of the Year. He has given many talks at national conferences and has won several essay prizes, including the 2020 Royal Society of Medicine pain essay prize. He lives in Oxford, England.

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Product Details

Publisher
Transworld Publishers Ltd | Black Swan
Published
20th February 2020
Pages
304
ISBN
9781784163525
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