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The Resource The emperor of all maladies : a biography of cancer, Siddhartha Mukherjee

The emperor of all maladies : a biography of cancer, Siddhartha Mukherjee

Label
The emperor of all maladies : a biography of cancer
Title
The emperor of all maladies
Title remainder
a biography of cancer
Statement of responsibility
Siddhartha Mukherjee
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A "biography" of cancer from its origins to the epic battle to cure, control, and conquer it. A combination of medical history, cutting-edge science, and narrative journalism that transforms the listener's understanding of cancer and much of the world around them. The author provides a glimpse into the future of cancer treatments and offers a bold new perspective on the way doctors, scientists, philosophers, and lay people have observed and understood the human body for millennia
Summary
A historical assessment of cancer addresses both the courageous battles against the complex disease and the misperceptions and hubris that have compromised modern understandings, covering such topics as ancient-world surgeries and the developments of present-day treatments
Writing style
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 2012.
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2010.
  • Guardian First Book Award, 2011.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2010
  • Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction, 2011.
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
356941
Cataloging source
BT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mukherjee, Siddhartha
Dewey number
616.994
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
1240
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cancer
  • Leukaemia
  • Leukaemia
  • Leukaemia
  • Antineoplastic Agents
  • History, 20th Century
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a biography of cancer
Label
The emperor of all maladies : a biography of cancer, Siddhartha Mukherjee
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 537-541) and index
Contents
"Of blacke cholor, without boyling" -- An impatient war -- "Will you turn me out if I can't get better?" -- Prevention is the cure -- "A distorted version of our normal selves" -- The fruits of long endeavours -- Atossa's war
Control code
000046581753
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiv, 571 p.
Isbn
9780007367481
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill.
Label
The emperor of all maladies : a biography of cancer, Siddhartha Mukherjee
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 537-541) and index
Contents
"Of blacke cholor, without boyling" -- An impatient war -- "Will you turn me out if I can't get better?" -- Prevention is the cure -- "A distorted version of our normal selves" -- The fruits of long endeavours -- Atossa's war
Control code
000046581753
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiv, 571 p.
Isbn
9780007367481
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill.

Library Locations

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