Who Am I?

Who Am I? Cover

Who Am I?

The Amazing Science of Existence

By Richard Walker

Kingfisher, Hardcover, 9780753467114, 96pp.

Publication Date: June 19, 2012

Description

Starting with the basic questions, "What does it mean to be human?" and "What does it mean to be me ?" "Who Am I?" by Richard Walker is an exciting, unusual, and thought-provoking exploration of what human identity is at the most fundamental level. Sweeping through biology, biotechnology, psychology, and a range of social themes with room for the astonishing, surprising, and the bizarre this is a book that delves deep into our notions of who we are, and what an amazing species we have become. From how we learn language, to what light DNA studies can shed on ancient history, to why so much money is spent on fighting the aging process, and how emotions help us interpret our world, this book enlightens on a whole range of physical and metaphysical questions. Fresh, engaging design and a compelling question-and-answer text make this a book that will intrigue, inspire, and inform readers of all ages.



About the Author
Lance H. Hoffman, MD, Assistant Professor and Student Clerkship Director, Section of Emergency Medicine, Department of Surgery, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska
Dr. Hoffman contributes to Cline & Ma's Companion Handbook and Just the Facts in Emergency Medicine. He is an active member of the Society of Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM).

Richard A. Walker, MD, Associate Professor, Section of Emergency Medicine, Department of Surgery, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska
A contributor to several Emergency Medicine texts, Dr. Walker frequently teaches at ACEP and SAEM programs.

Michael C. Wadman, MD, Director of Undergraduate and Graduate Medical Education, Section of Emergency Medicine, Department of Surgery, University of Nebraska College of Medicine, Omaha, Nebraska
Dr. Wadman is responsible for all EM resident and medical student education programs at University of Nebraska. He is also a contributor to our forthcoming Geriatric Emergency Medicine book.

Christopher C. Caudill, II, MD, Assistant Professor, Section of Emergency Medicine, Department of Surgery, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska
In addition to teaching at ACLS and PACLS courses, Dr. Caudill serves as a Medical Student Mentor at the University of Nebraska.