Thoughtful Gifts for Curious People

A History of the World Through Body Parts


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Bring the past to life in a whole new way, through this literary dissection of body parts. From famous craniums and prominent breasts to ancient spleens and bound feet, each body part becomes a jumping-off point for a wider look at the historical context of the time and the role that the human body has played throughout history. From Lenin's skin to Queen Hatshepsut's beard, these quirky and far-ranging stories are filled with historical facts and fascinating anecdotes to enlighten even the most well-read history buffs.

Hardback, 256 pages.
2-colour illustrations throughout.
Foil-stamped cover.
Measures 15.2 x 22.9 cm.