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Original Skin : Exploring The Marvels Of The Human Hide (2011)
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Call Number 612.79/CUSKELLY,M

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Published: Berkeley, [CA] : Counterpoint, c2011
Description:  274 p. ; 23 cm
ISBN/ISSN: 9781582437392 (pbk.), 1582437394 (pbk.), 1582437394 :,
Language:  English


Original Skin is at times a scientific study, remarking on the biological magic behind the human body's largest organ. At others it becomes an anthropological survey, dissecting separate societies' attitudes towards bare bodies, and the motives behind cultural rituals such as tattoos

Empresses of the Japanese bath -- Skin: the body's envelope -- Touch me -- Melting pot: the color of skin -- O, no! It is an ever-fix'd mark: scars, moles, and other blemishes -- Peculiar to humanity: blushing and tickling -- Unclean, unclean: skin and disease -- She's got perfect skin -- The lure of the tattoo -- Alison Whyte's boots: skinning and the human pelt -- Bound in human skin: anthropodermic bibliopegy -- You're nicked: the romance of fingerprints -- Peering into the abyss: burns injuries -- Leaves on the tree of life: the donor tissue bank of Victoria -- Second skins: semi-living sculpture -- The skin we're in

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