The Resource Skin : a natural history, Nina G. Jablonski

Skin : a natural history, Nina G. Jablonski

Label
Skin : a natural history
Title
Skin
Title remainder
a natural history
Statement of responsibility
Nina G. Jablonski
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Our intimate connection with the world, skin protects us while advertising our health, our identity, and our individuality. This synthetic overview, written with a poetic touch and taking many intriguing side excursions, is a guidebook to the pliable covering that makes us who we are. This book celebrates the evolution of three unique attributes of human skin: its naked sweatiness, its distinctive sepia rainbow of colors, and its remarkable range of decorations. Author Jablonski begins with a look at skin's structure and functions and then tours its three-hundred-million-year evolution, delving into such topics as the importance of touch and how the skin reflects and affects emotions. She examines the modern human obsession with age-related changes in skin, especially wrinkles, then turns to skin as a canvas for self-expression, exploring our use of cosmetics, body paint, tattooing, and scarification.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jablonski, Nina G
Dewey number
612.7/9
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
QP88.5
LC item number
.J33 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2006 L-409
  • WR 102
NLM item number
J11s 2006
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Skin
  • Peau
  • Huid
  • Skin Physiological Phenomena
  • Skin Care
  • Skin Diseases
  • Skin Pigmentation
  • Kulturgeschichtsschreibung
  • Haut
  • Angewandte Anthropologie
Label
Skin : a natural history, Nina G. Jablonski
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 217-241) and index
Contents
Skin laid bare -- History -- Sweat -- Skin and sun -- Skin's dark secret -- Color -- Touch -- Emotions, sex, and skin -- Wear and tear -- Statements -- Future skin
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 266 pages
Form of item
online
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps (some color))
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1036944949
Label
Skin : a natural history, Nina G. Jablonski
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 217-241) and index
Contents
Skin laid bare -- History -- Sweat -- Skin and sun -- Skin's dark secret -- Color -- Touch -- Emotions, sex, and skin -- Wear and tear -- Statements -- Future skin
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 266 pages
Form of item
online
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps (some color))
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1036944949

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