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BBC: The Story of the Human Body
Language: en
Pages: 192
Authors: Zoe Williams
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2023-04-13 - Publisher: Random House

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Evolution
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Alice Roberts
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-07-05 - Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

Travel back in time eight million years to explore the roots of the human family tree. Interweaving latest discoveries, maps, and incredible illustrations, Evolution tells the story of our origins and helps us better understand our species, from tree-dwelling primates to modern 21st-century humans. Renowned Dutch paleoartists the Kennis brothers bring our ancestors to life with their beautiful, accurate reconstructions that visually trace each step in our evolutionary history. Combined with clear prose, this comprehensive yet accessible book provides a rich history of each stage of human evolution, from human anatomy and behaviour to the environment we live in. It also explains how Homo sapiens originated, evolved, and then migrated and colonized the entire planet. Written and authenticated by a team of experts and with a foreword by Dr Alice Roberts, Evolution is a sweeping account of humans and our place in it.
Human Cloning in the Media
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Joan Haran, Jenny Kitzinger, Maureen McNeil, Kate O'Riordan
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007-10-15 - Publisher: Routledge

This book provides an intensive exploration of recent popular representations of human cloning, genetics and the concerns which they generate and mobilise. It is a timely contribution to current debates about the public communication of science and about the cultural and political stakes in those debates. Taking the UK as its main case study, with cross-cultural comparisons with the USA and South Korea, the book explores the proposition that genomics is ‘the publicly mediated science par excellence’, through detailed reference to the rhetoric and images around human reproductive and therapeutic cloning which have proliferated in the wake of the ‘completion’ of the Human Genome Project (2000). The book offers a set of distinctive analyses of media and cultural texts – including press and television news, Hollywood and independent film drama, documentaries, art exhibits and websites – and in dialogue with the producers and consumers of these texts. From these investigations, key issues are foregrounded: the image of the scientist, scientific expertise and institutions; the governance of science; the representation of women’s bodies as the subjects and objects of biotechnology; and the constitution of publics, both as objects of media debate, and as their intended audience. This examination demonstrates the importance of mediation, media institutions, and media texts in the production of scientific knowledge. Countering models that see ‘the media’ as simply a channel through which scientific knowledge passes, this book will emphasise the importance of communications technologies in the production of modern scientific knowledge and their particular significance in contemporary genomics. It will argue that human genomic science – and cloning as its current iconic manifestation – has to be understood as a complex cultural production.
The Complete Human Body
Language: en
Pages: 528
Authors: Alice Roberts
Categories: Medical
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-06-01 - Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

We inhabit it, we are it, and we are surrounded by 7.3 billion examples of it. The Complete Human Body is the definitive guide to the development, form, function, and disorders of the human body. Discover a breathtaking portrait of the human body as it's never been seen before, created using incredibly detailed new imaging techniques. The Complete Human Body uses state-of-the-art 3D computer-generated artworks to bring the body to life in a whole new way, covering everything from bones, muscles, and joints to mental health disorders. Take a detailed look at how your respiratory system works, discover the anatomy up-close and learn about over 200 diseases and how they afflict the human body. This new edition includes extra detail on the hands, feet, and major joints. Perfect for students, families and anyone who wants to understand how the body works. Previous edition ISBN 9781405347495
Self-Ownership, Property Rights, and the Human Body
Language: en
Pages: 350
Authors: Muireann Quigley
Categories: Law
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-04-30 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

How should the law deal with the challenges of advancing biotechnology? This book is a philosophical and legal re-analysis.
The BBC National Short Story Award 2011
Language: en
Pages: 144
Authors: M.J. Hyland, Alison MacLeod, John McGregor, K.J. Orr, D.W. Wilson
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-12-03 - Publisher: Comma Press

‘We are living through a golden moment in the history of the short story,’ wrote The Guardian recently, and the annual BBC National Short Story Award is both a testament to this, and one of the reasons why we are. Now in its sixth year, the Award supports and showcases Britain’s best new short fiction and continues to champion the short story as a central literary form. Themes of desire, envy and disconnection provide recurring motifs for the five shortlisted stories presented here – the extremes that love can endure and what happens when love is not enough. The panel of judges this year included novelist Tessa Hadley, novelist and critic Geoff Dyer, poet and author of Submarine, Joe Dunthorne and BBC Editor of Readings, Di Speirs. The panel was chaired by broadcaster Sue MacGregor who also introduces the selection.
Spectacular Television
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: Helen Wheatley
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-06-20 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

In terms of visual impact, television has often been regarded as inferior to cinema. It has been characterised as sound-led and consumed by a distracted audience. Today, it is tempting to see the rise of HD television as ushering in a new era of spectacular television. Yet since its earliest days, the medium has been epitomised by spectacle and offered its viewers diverse forms of visual pleasure. Looking at the early promotion of television and the launch of colour broadcasting, Spectacular Television traces a history of television as spectacular attraction, from its launch to the contemporary age of surround sound, digital effects and HD screens. In focusing on the spectacle of nature, landscape, and even our own bodies on television via explorations of popular television dramas, documentary series and factual entertainment, and ambitious natural history television, Helen Wheatley answers the questions: what is televisual pleasure, and how has television defined its own brand of spectacular aesthetics?
Introducing Anthropology
Language: en
Pages: 368
Authors: Laura Pountney, Tomislav Marić
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-04-28 - Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

The perfect starting point for any student new to this fascinating subject, offering a serious yet accessible introduction to anthropology. Across a series of fourteen chapters, Introducing Anthropology addresses the different fields and approaches within anthropology, covers an extensive range of themes and emphasizes the active role and promise of anthropology in the world today. The new edition foregrounds in particular the need for anthropology in understanding and addressing today's environmental crisis, as well as the exciting developments of digital anthropology. This book has been designed by two authors with a passion for teaching and a commitment to communicating the excitement of anthropology to newcomers. Each chapter includes clear explanations of classic and contemporary anthropological research and connects anthropological theories to real-life issues at the local and global levels. The vibrancy and importance of anthropology is a core focus of the book, with numerous interviews with key anthropologists about their work and the discipline as a whole, and plenty of ethnographic studies to consider and use as inspiration for readers' own personal investigations. A clear glossary, a range of activities and discussion points, and carefully selected further reading and suggested ethnographic films further support and extend students' learning. Introducing Anthropology aims to inspire and enthuse a new generation of anthropologists. It is suitable for a range of different readers, from students studying the subject at school-level to university students looking for a clear and engaging entry point into anthropology.
The Skeleton Book
Language: en
Pages: 72
Authors: DK
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-09-01 - Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

With incredible computer-generated artworks, The Skeleton Book shows how truly amazing our internal scaffold is from skull to toes. See how the skeleton's flexibility makes the body supple and agile while providing support an strength - did you know that gram for gram bone is stronger than steel, while being five times lighter and ten times more elastic?! The Skeleton Book compares key parts of the human skeleton to animal skeletons to how and why our unique skeleton has evolved to be the shape it is.
Frames and Fictions on Television
Language: en
Pages: 156
Authors: Bruce Carson, Margaret Llewellyn-Jones
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2000 - Publisher: Intellect Books

At a time of unparalleled upheaval within the television industry, this book sets out to explore its impact on identity within the programmes themselves.
A History of Medicine in 50 Discoveries (History in 50)
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: Marguerite Vigliani, Gale Eaton, Phillip Hoose
Categories: Medical
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-06-27 - Publisher: Tilbury House Publishers and Cadent Publishing

Vigliani and Eaton’s high-interest exploration of medicine begins in prehistory. The 5,000-year-old Iceman discovered frozen in the Alps may have treated his gallstones, Lyme disease, and hardening of the arteries with the 61 tattoos that covered his body—most of which matched acupuncture points—and the walnut-sized pieces of fungus he carried on his belt. The herbal medicines chamomile and yarrow have been found on 50,000-year-old teeth, and neatly bored holes in prehistoric skulls show that Neolithic surgeons relieved pressure on the brain (or attempted to release evil spirits) at least 10,000 years ago. From Mesopotamian pharmaceuticals and Ancient Greek sleep therapy through midwifery, amputation, bloodletting, Renaissance anatomy, bubonic plague, and cholera to the discovery of germs, X-rays, DNA-based treatments and modern prosthetics, the history of medicine is a wild ride through the history of humankind.
The Complete Human Body
Language: en
Pages: 528
Authors: Alice Roberts
Categories: Medical
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-06-01 - Publisher:

A new edition of the ultimate and most essential guide to Doctor Who, now updated to include all twelve incarnations of the Doctor and covering all his newest adventures from Series 8 and 9. With fascinating facts from all of space and time, as well as information on the Doctor's helpful companions and fearsome foes, this book will tell all about the Doctor's Tardis, his regenerations, and much, much mor