By Hugh Aldersey-Williams
"A awesome, organ-by-organ trip during the physique eclectic. . . impossible to resist [and] impressive."—John J. Ross, Wall road JournalThe human physique is the main fraught and engaging, talked-about and taboo, distinctive but common truth of our lives. it's the notion for artwork, the topic of technological know-how, and the resource of a few of the best tales ever advised. In Anatomies, acclaimed writer of Periodic stories Hugh Aldersey-Williams brings his wonderful combination of technology, historical past, and tradition to endure in this richest of subjects.
In an interesting narrative that levels from historic physique artwork to cosmetic surgery this present day and from head to toe, Aldersey-Williams explores the corporeal mysteries that make us human: Why are a few humans left-handed and a few blue-eyed? what's the humorous bone, besides? Why do a little cultures contemplate the guts because the seat of our souls and passions, whereas others position it within the liver?
A journalist with a knack for telling a narrative, Aldersey-Williams takes half in a drawing classification, attends the dissection of a human physique, and visits the doctor's workplace and the morgue. yet Anatomies attracts not only on clinical technological know-how and Aldersey-Williams's reporting. It attracts additionally at the works of philosophers, writers, and artists from all through historical past. Aldersey-Williams delves into our shared cultural heritage—Shakespeare to Frankenstein, Rembrandt to 2001: an area Odyssey—to display how attitudes towards the human physique are as different as human heritage, as he explains the origins and legacy of tattooing, shrunken heads, bloodletting, fingerprinting, X-rays, and more.
From Adam's rib to van Gogh's ear to Einstein's mind, Anatomies is a treasure trove of unusual proof and tales and an excellent embodiment of what Aristotle wrote greater than millennia in the past: "The human physique is greater than the sum of its parts."
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Only four of the 77 genera placed in the family by were sampled in the phylogenetic study. The family has been much reduced as compared with previous traditional treatments with 33 genera and 315 species (Kirk et al. 2008). One new species of Niptera was found in this study. , Summa Vegetabilium Scandinaviae: 359, 1849. , Summa Vegetabilium Scandinaviae: 359, 1849. , Systema Mycologicum 2: 143, 1822. Niptera was introduced with the single species Niptera lacustris, for species that lack an excipulum.
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But differ by generally producing a more extensive ectal excipulum composed of thick-walled, agglutinated hyphae. No species of Lachnellula have been previously described or recorded from any member of the Pandanaceae (McKenzie and Hyde 1996). D. Hyde & McKenzie, sp. nov. MycoBank 563764. 4, 1–6 etymology: bruneiensis, referring to the type locality Brunei. Holotype: IFRD, Brunei Darussalam. , gregarious, associated with necrotic areas of green leaves, sessile, white, covered in copious white hairs, margin lobed and rather irregular.
Anatomies: A Cultural History of the Human Body by Hugh Aldersey-Williams