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The Resource Nine pints : a journey through the mysterious, miraculous world of blood, Rose George

Nine pints : a journey through the mysterious, miraculous world of blood, Rose George

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Nine pints : a journey through the mysterious, miraculous world of blood
Title
Nine pints
Title remainder
a journey through the mysterious, miraculous world of blood
Statement of responsibility
Rose George
Title variation
9 pints
Creator
Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From a prize-winning writer, a fascinating exploration of blood: the stuff of life, the stuff of nightmares, and one of the most expensive liquids on the planet. Most humans contain between nine and twelve pints of blood. Here Rose George, who probably contains nine pints, tells nine different stories about the liquid that sustains us, discovering what it reveals about who we are. In Nepal, she meets girls challenging the taboos surrounding menstruation; in the Canadian prairies, she visits a controversial plasma clinic; in Wales she gets a tour of the UK's only leech farm to learn about the ancient art of blood-letting and its modern revival in microsurgery; and in a London hospital she accompanies a medical team revolutionising the way we treat trauma. Nine Pints reveals the richness and wonder of the potent red fluid that courses around our bodies, unseen but miraculous
Summary
A freelance journalist explores the science, traditions and myths surrounding blood, from ancient bloodletting practices to the development of mass blood donations during the Blitz and from researchers working on synthetic blood to the lucrative business of plasma transfusions
Pace
Writing style
Award
Library Journal Best Books, 2018.
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10736971
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1969-
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George, Rose
Dewey number
612.11
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Menstruation
  • Blood
  • Blood plasma
  • Bloodborne infections
  • Blood
Target audience
adult
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a journey through the money, medicine, and mysteries of blood
Label
Nine pints : a journey through the mysterious, miraculous world of blood, Rose George
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 315-359) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
My pint -- That most singular and valuable reptile -- Janet and Percy -- Blood borne -- The yellow stuff -- Rotting pickles -- Nasty cloths -- Code red -- Blood like Guinness : the future
Control code
000065146240
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
372 pages
Isbn
9781846276125
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
be2018040646
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1019991482
Label
Nine pints : a journey through the mysterious, miraculous world of blood, Rose George
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 315-359) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
My pint -- That most singular and valuable reptile -- Janet and Percy -- Blood borne -- The yellow stuff -- Rotting pickles -- Nasty cloths -- Code red -- Blood like Guinness : the future
Control code
000065146240
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
372 pages
Isbn
9781846276125
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
be2018040646
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1019991482

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