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Anatomies : a cultural history of the human body

by Aldersey-Williams, Hugh.

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It is the inspiration for art, the subject of science and the source of some of the greatest stories ever told. From ancient body art to plastic surgery, from early anatomists to conceptual artists, grave-robbers to bionic athletes, our changing attitudes to the human body, how it works, what it sho... Full description

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Table of Contents:
  • The anatomy lesson
  • The Whole. Mapping the territory
  • Flesh
  • Bones.
  • The Parts. Carving up the territory
  • The head
  • The face
  • The brain
  • The heart
  • Blood
  • The ear
  • The eye
  • The stomach
  • The hand
  • The sex
  • The foot
  • The skin.
  • The Future. Extending the territory
  • Coming home.
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