Pump: A Natural History Of The Heart
by Bill Schutt
- Evolution and Paleontology, Biology
Due to the future release date, an order which includes this title will not ship until September 21, 2021.
The heartbeat of life
Deeply researched and engagingly told, Pump is a fascinating natural history of the heart. For millennia, the heart has stood out as vital. The ancient Egyptians treated it with reverence. Aristotle believed that it was the seat of consciousness.
From the origins of circulation, evident in microorganisms today, to the enormous hearts of blue whales, we journey with the author to beaches where horseshoe crabs are being harvested for their life-saving blood, and under the sea to learn about the world’s most natural antifreeze, found in icefish. And we follow him through human history, too, as scientists hypothesize about what is arguably our most important organ, ultimately developing the technologies that will help us regenerate it.
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|Release Date:||September 21, 2021|