Overview:Blood: A Biography of the Stuff of Life - It's everywhere: from the laws of citizenship to the detection of doping in sport, from the books of the Old Testament and the acts of Macbeth to the mudbloods of Harry Potter and the vampires of Twilight. Blood fills our imagination, just as fully as it fills our veins. In this provocative exploration of the medical and social history of blood, from ancient times to today, award-winning novelist Lawrence Hill considers blood's scientific, cultural, psychological and political aspects. He charts how our understanding of blood has developed over the centuries, sharing a close-up view of William Harvey's bloody dissection table at which the seventeenth-century physician shocked his peers, using a live dog to prove that blood circulates. But blood isn't just about the body, and Hill also reveals how ideas about blood purity have spawned rules on who gets to belong to a family, who enjoys the rights of citizenship and what defines a person's identity. As Hill powerfully and lyrically conveys, blood counts in virtually every aspect of our being that matters.

This book is on page /88f0ff300130a9332bf7ee8997e69000/book/1603725702-9781780745466. It was written by the following authors: Lawrence Hill, Ezekiel Mphahlele. Book Blood: A Biography of the Stuff of Life, which can be read online, published by the company: New Africa Books (Pty) Ltd, Oneworld Publications. Other books on similar topics can be found in sections: Fiction, Lifestyle, Health. The book was published on 2014-06-05 00:00:00. It has 320 pages and is published in Paperback format and weight g. File for download Blood: A Biography of the Stuff of Life has PDF format and is called blood-a-biography-of-the-stuff-of-life.pdf. Other books you can download below. Our nottedeiricercatoriaq.it site is not responsible for the content of PDF files.


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