The Body Blog: Explorations in Science and Culture

The Body Blog: Explorations in Science and Culture

WINNER OF THE FLORIDA AUTHORS AND PUBLISHERS ASSOCIATION SILVER MEDAL PRESIDENT’S AWARD IN ADULT NONFICTION.

“Replete with anecdotes and examples, this book is the perfect read for those curious about the wonders of the human body, and death itself.” – IndieReader Discovery Awards Review

Natural selection has been honing the human form for millions of years. During that time, our brains have enlarged, our mouths have gotten smaller, our guts have been streamlined, and we’ve inhabited every ecological niche on the globe. And although we are a single species, with bodies that are both adaptable and intellectually malleable, how we live impacts our bodies in vast and often astounding ways. It all comes down to culture.

This book explores the numerous ways our bodies are affected by culture. Why do we mutilate our teeth, tattoo our skin, bind our feet, or deform our heads? How do some of our most intriguing cultural inventions – cooking our food, transplanting organs, transfusing blood, or treating infectious disease – impact our survival?

What about some of the darker aspects of culture? Why do we bury our dead? When did cremation first take root? How did embalming evolve? What compels the act of cannibalism, necrophilia, or grave robbing? These questions provide insight into our species, for how we treat the dead speaks volumes about how we view the living.

The Body Blog celebrates the fascinating and complex processes that keep us alive and the impact of culture on our remarkable bodies. $7.00 on Kindle.

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Free: Mommy Magic: Anatomy and Sex Ed for Pre-Schoolers

Mommy Magic: Anatomy and Sex Ed for Pre-Schoolers
Have you ever felt ill-equipped to answer your child’s question? Read this book with them and have the answers for anatomy and sex education questions. Start the discussion early and build a great relationship with your children about topics others may find embarrassing.

With a story that fits anatomically with sex and the creation of a baby, answer the actual question your child asks (not more) and they’ll grow in their knowledge of their own bodies. Free on Kindle.

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Free: Summary of The Body: A Guide for Occupants

Free: Summary of The Body: A Guide for Occupants
If you’d like to learn more about how the body works, the magic power of its healing, but don’t want to read textbooks on human anatomy and physiology, this is the book for you. This summary book breaks down all the big ideas, key points and facts of Bill Bryson’s best selling book, so the reader can quickly and easily understand the content. Free on Kindle.

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