Skin: A Natural History

Amazon.com Price: $15.66 (as of 30/07/2019 09:57 PST- Details)

Category:

Description

We expose it, cover it, paint it, tattoo it, scar it, and pierce it. Our intimate connection with the world, skin protects us whilst advertising our health, our identity, and our individuality. This dazzling synthetic overview, written with a poetic touch and taking many intriguing side excursions, is an entire guidebook to the pliable covering that makes us who we are. Skin: A Natural History celebrates the evolution of three unique attributes of human skin: its naked sweatiness, its distinctive sepia rainbow of colors, and its remarkable range of decorations. Jablonski begins with a have a look at skin’s structure and functions after which tours its three-hundred-million-year evolution, delving into such topics as the significance of touch and how the outside reflects and affects emotions. She examines the up to date human obsession with age-related changes in skin, especially wrinkles. She then turns to skin as a canvas for self-expression, exploring our use of cosmetics, body paint, tattooing, and scarification. Skin: A Natural History places the wealthy cultural canvas of skin within its broader biological context for the primary time, and the result’s a tremendously engaging have a look at ourselves.

Additional information

Author

Binding

EAN

EANList

Edition

ISBN

ItemDimensions

Label

Languages

Manufacturer

NumberOfItems

NumberOfPages

ProductGroup

PublicationDate

Publisher

Studio