The Remarkable Life of the Skin: An intimate journey across our surface
The Remarkable Life of the Skin: An intimate journey across our surface

The Remarkable Life of the Skin: An intimate journey across our surface

Monty Lyman
Hardback
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Perched on the exterior of our delicate and intricate body, we see our skin, touch it and live in it every moment of our lives. And yet how often do we consider what the skin has to deal with, faced with the joys and terrors, pleasures and pain of the outside world? Everything that hits us strikes our skin first - it is a habitat for a mesmerizingly complex world of micro-organisms and its physical functions are vital to our health and survival. Everyone who sees us, views our skin first - it is a doorway to ideas of identity, imbued with social significance and psychological meaning. Whether male or female, old or young, we all have unanswered questions about this underrated and overlooked organ. Does our diet affect our skin? What makes the skin age? Why can't we tickle ourselves? Through the lenses of science, sociology and history Skin: An intimate journey across uur outer covering explores the comedy, tragedy and exquisite humanity of the skin.

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ISBN 9780593079898
Publisher Transworld Publishers Ltd
Format Hardback
Pages 352
Publication date 15 November 2018

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