Skin: A Natural History / Edition 1

Skin: A Natural History / Edition 1

by Nina G. Jablonski
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University of California Press
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Skin: A Natural History / Edition 1

"When you meet people, whether they're fully clothed on the street or scantily clad on the beach, the first part of their body that you see, smell, and perhaps touch is the skin. Skin is our largest and most visible organ, our personal poster board for decoration and advertisement. Nina Jablonski gives us the best and most fascinating account of everything that you might want to know about the packaging of our anatomy."--Jared Diamond, author of Collapse and Guns, Germs, and Steel

"This fascinating book traces the long evolutionary history of our integument, revealing a whole host of essential skin functions that most of us have probably never even thought of."--Ian Tattersall, author of The Fossil Trail

"An intriguing study of our body's most visible organ. I wish I'd written it myself."--Spencer Wells, author of The Journey of Man

"A fascinating and comprehensive account of the biological and cultural aspects of human skin."--John Relethford, SUNY at Oneonta

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780520242814
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 10/05/2006
Pages: 281
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations


1 Skin Laid Bare
2 History
3 Sweat
4 Skin and Sun
5 Skin’s Dark Secret
6 Color
7 Touch
8 Emotions, Sex, and Skin
9 Wear and Tear
10 Statements
11 Future Skin



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