A Natural History

By Nina G. Jablonski
(University of California Press, Hardcover, 9780520242814, 281pp.)

Publication Date: October 2006

Other Editions of This Title: Paperback, Paperback

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"When you meet people, whether they're fully clothed on the street or scantily clad on the beach, the first part of their body that you see, smell, and perhaps touch is the skin. Skin is our largest and most visible organ, our personal poster board for decoration and advertisement. Nina Jablonski gives us the best and most fascinating account of everything that you might want to know about the packaging of our anatomy."--Jared Diamond, author of "Collapse" and "Guns, Germs, and Steel"
"This fascinating book traces the long evolutionary history of our integument, revealing a whole host of essential skin functions that most of us have probably never even thought of."--Ian Tattersall, author of "The Fossil Trail"
"An intriguing study of our body's most visible organ. I wish I'd written it myself."--Spencer Wells, author of "The Journey of Man"
"A fascinating and comprehensive account of the biological and cultural aspects of human skin."--John Relethford, SUNY at Oneonta
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