Hair: A Human History

Hair: A Human History

by Kurt Stenn

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ISBN-13: 9781681771021
Publisher: Pegasus Books
Publication date: 02/04/2016
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 974,830
File size: 24 MB
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About the Author

Kurt Stenn has over 30 years of expertise studying hair. He had a distinguished twenty-year academic career as a Professor of Pathology and Dermatology at the Yale University School of Medicine and was for ten years Director of Skin Biology at Johnson&Johnson. Most recently, he helped found and served as Chief Scientific Officer for a biotech startup focusing on hair follicle regeneration. He has lectured extensively on the biology of the hair follicle, written over 200 peer review scientific publications and served on the Adjunct Faculties of the University of Pennsylvania Medical School, Drexel University, and Georgia Institute of Technology.  He lives in Princeton, NJ.

Table of Contents

Foreword: Telling the Story of Hair xi

Part 1 Sharing the Shaft 1

1 The First Fibers 3

2 The Way They Grow 15

3 A Mysterious Cycle and a Unique Cell 26

4 Influential Neighbors 39

Part 2 The Ultimate Communicator 49

5 Enkidu Cuts His Hair 51

6 Barbers and Beauticians 71

7 The Hair-Hang Act 80

8 Comb, Scissors, Curler, Dye 89

9 The Ultimate Artifice 98

10 Queen Victoria's Memento 111

Part 3 In Human Service 119

11 Quest for Beaver Maps a Continent 121

12 Wool Bankrolls an Empire 131

13 Beyond Clothes 147

Epilogue: A Glimpse of the Future 161

Acknowledgments 171

Glossary 173

Selected Bibliography 185

Notes 199

Index 219

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