Anatomical Oddities: The Otherworldly Realms Hidden within Our Bodies

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Anatomical Oddities: The Otherworldly Realms Hidden within Our Bodies

By  Alice Roberts , Foreword by  Holly Dunsworth
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From acclaimed science writer, presenter, and illustrator Alice Roberts, a visual and linguistic adventure through the strange, astonishing worlds within our anatomy

Did you know you have cobwebs in your head, hair in your lungs, and snails in your ears? In the world of anatomy, every name paints a picture: from the arachnoid mater, a brain membrane resembling a spider’s web, to the ciliated epithelium of the respiratory tract (from the Latin for “eyelash”) and the curlicue cochleas (from the Greek for “snail”) that power our hearing.

Quirky, bizarre, and beautiful, Anatomical Oddities traverses the body’s crypts, islets, and mountains to reveal a secret map of organ, tissue, and bone—complete with peculiar place names (duodenum, from the Greek for “twelve-fingers-long part of the gut”) and overlooked but essential regions (like the orbicularis oculi, the muscle that lets us blink). Featuring stunning original artwork by the author—acclaimed science writer and presenter Alice Roberts— these fifty-seven brief lessons in anatomy lay bare the intricate details of the human body, the history of those who unearthed its secrets, and the rich world of language that gives us form.

Professor Alice Roberts is an academic, author, and broadcaster specializing in human anatomy, physiology, evolution, archaeology, and history. In 2001, Alice made her television debut on Channel 4’s Time Team, and went on to write and present The Incredible Human Journey, Origins of Us, and Ice Age Giants on BBC2. She is also the presenter of the popular TV series Digging for Britain. Alice has been a Professor of Public Engagement with Science at the University of Birmingham since 2012.

ISBN: 9781891011139

ISBN-10: 9781891011139

Publisher: The Experiment

Publication Date: 11/07/2023 - 12:00am

On Sale: 11/07/2023 - 12:00am

Pages: 128

Language: English


Science / Life Sciences / Human Anatomy & Physiology

Social Science / Anthropology

Social Science / Archaeology